The two candidates, the poll noted, have “historic unpopularity,” the highest on record for a final ABC/Washington Post poll—dating back to 1984—or a Gallup poll, dating back decades to the 1940s. About 60 percent view Trump, the Republican nominee, unfavorably while 56 feel the same way about Clinton, the Democratic nominee.
The poll noted that Trump is seeing an advantage among independent voters, with 66 percent viewing Clinton unfavorably while 58 view Trump unfavorably.
Libertarian Gary Johnson netted 4 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein got 4 percent in the poll.
The poll was carried out among 2,220 likely voters from Thursday until Sunday. There is a 2.5 percentage-point margin of sampling error.
It found that nonwhite voters support Clinton 72 to 19 percent over Trump, a 53-point advantage that is smaller than President Obama’s 61 percent margin over Republican Mitt Romney during the election four years ago. Meanwhile, white voters support Trump by 53 to 38 percent, which is less than Romney’s 59-39 percent over Obama during the previous election.
Trump holds a 49 percent to 42 percent advantage over voters in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Ohio—battleground states.