Trump and Clinton Accuse Each Other of Being ‘Frauds,’ Voters Agree

By Steven Klett, Epoch Times
June 2, 2016 Updated: June 2, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, on June 1, each accused the other of being a “fraud”  following new developments in Clinton’s email scandal and the Trump University trial.

On Republican side, new information has been released to the public about Trump University, including a “Playbook,” and testimony by former workers that called the school a “lie” and “a scheme.” 

On the Democratic side, Clinton’s email scandal was put back into the spotlight after an audit by the Inspector General found that she was guilty of breaking federal rules with her private email server.

Both scandals point to the candidates’ trustworthiness, and a recent poll shows that voters don’t trust that Trump and Clinton are successfully going to follow through with promises made on the campaign trail.

In a Quinnipiac University national poll out Thursday, voters doubted that Trump would be able to follow through on promises to build a wall on the Mexico border, ban Muslims, or deport illegal immigrants.

  • 29 percent said he would successfully ban all Muslims from entering the country, and 71 percent said he would try.   
  • 24 percent of those polled said he would be successful building a wall on the Mexico border, although 53 percent said he would try.
  • 19 percent said he would succeed in deporting millions of illegal immigrants while 64 percent said he would try. 

The poll shows different results for Hillary Clinton, who more voters doubt would try to follow through on some of her promises such as removing secret money from politics, reining in Wall Street, and implementing debt-free in-state and community college tuition.

  • 63 percent said she would not try to remove secret money from politics, while 27 percent said she would. Only 9 percent thought she would be successful. 
  • 56 percent said she would not try to rein in Wall Street, while 15 percent thought that she would.
  • 32 percent said she would not try implementing debt-free in-state and community college tuition, although 39 percent said she would try and fail and 22 percent said she would be successful.

A majority of voters, therefore, think neither Clinton nor Trump would be successful in the promises that they’ve made to voters, with the difference being that voters believe Trump would be more likely to try and fail, while Clinton would not even try.


The poll was conducted via landlines and cellphones from May 24 to 30, surveying 1,561 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.