New poll shows people trust Clinton more
Americans are more likely to trust Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump to handle a variety of issues facing the country, even when it comes to national security topics that have been a major focus of his campaign, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Trump is trusted slightly more than Clinton on just one issue – job creation.
According to the AP-GfK poll, voters say they trust Clinton more than Trump by large margins to handle healthcare, 42 per cent to 29 per cent, and race relations, 48 per cent to 20 per cent. By a 40 per cent to 33 per cent margin, more trust the former secretary of state to handle negotiating with Russia.
Clinton has slimmer edges on filling Supreme Court vacancies, 39 per cent to 34 per cent, and handling international trade, 40 per cent to 34 per cent. The Democratic nominee is also slightly more trusted to handle immigration, 42 per cent to 38 per cent.
The poll shows immigration issues are particularly important to Trump’s supporters. They are far more likely than Clinton’s supporters to call immigration a very or extremely important issue, 79 per cent to 51 per cent. Despite a focus on national security, Trump has no apparent edge over Clinton on the issue.