In the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Donald Trump is dead-last among all voters in net popularity and dead-first in poll after poll of just Republican voters. Meanwhile, the most popular thing in the news right now is Planned Parenthood, with a 45%-30% rating, but Planned Parenthood is what the Republicans have decided to attack.

So, as you might expect, the only thing they tested that is more unpopular than the Republican Party is their leading candidate, the loud-mouthed womanizing blowhard real estate developer from Manhattan.

And, yet, people who actually know him well enough to express an opinion, kind of like Bernie Sanders (24%-19%). That’s better than Hillary’s 37%-48% rating, and it’s a better showing than any other politician in the poll.

It’s a crazy year, folks.

Martin Longman

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