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Less Than Half of GOP Voters Happy with Trump as Presidential Nominee

Donald TrumpLess than 50 percent of Republican voters are happy with Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee, and more than half of them wish the party had nominated someone else, according to a new Gallup Poll

When voters were asked if they were pleased with Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee, only 46 percent said they were happy with the Trump as the candidate, while 52 percent wish someone else were the nominee.

On the Democratic side, more voters were generally pleased with Hillary Clinton as their nominee, with 56 percent saying they were pleased with her candidacy while 42 percent wished someone else were the nominee. 

Young voters were the most displeased with Clinton as their nominee, with 60 percent saying they wanted an alternative choice to Clinton as the nominee. Sixty-seven percent of Democratic voters 40 and older said they were pleased with their candidate.

The Gallup poll was conducted via telephone Aug. 15-16 among 1,013 adults surveyed nationally, including 466 Republican voters and leaners and 451 Democratic voters and leaners. The poll has a margin of error of +/-  six percent.

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