Trump And Cruz Hit A Record Low In Favorability

Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Texas Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] and Donald Trump reached new levels of unfavorability among the American public in March, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are the only major party candidates left with a net-positive favorability. Kasich has net favorability of 19 percent, followed by Sanders with ten percent. Hillary Clinton comes in third with negative 11 percent, in fourth is Cruz with negative 16 percent and Trump brings up the rear with a net favorability of negative 35 percent.

This a sharp drop for Cruz, a loss of 20 points in net favorability from December to March.

Kasich is not only the most favorably viewed candidate, he is also the least known. While over 94 percent of Americans know who both Clinton and Trump are, just 62 percent are familiar with Kasich. However, the number is a large increase from the 28 percent familiar with the Ohio governor in July of 2015.

These are month long averages of day-to-day telephone polling of up to 7,302 Americans by Gallup. The poll has a margin of error of 2 percent.