AMERICANS CAN’T ENVISION A PRESIDENT
Nobody for president? Lucky there are still 14 months to go before election day dawns. Alas, Americans are remarkably unsure of the current field of candidates on both sides of the fence. Faced with seven possible Republicans and Democratic candidates, respondents in a new poll were hard pressed to visualize any of them in the White House at this point.
“For each of the following, please tell me if you have a realistic vision of that person being president of the United States,” asked a Bloomberg poll, directing the question to 1,000 U.S. adults. “Just answer yes or no,” the pollsters advised.
The findings: 69 percent could not envision Donald Trump in the role; 61 percent said the same about Sen. Marco Rubio, 60 percent about Sen. Bernie Sanders, 58 percent about Carly Fiorina, 57 percent about Jeb Bush, 56 percent about Ben Carson and 52 percent about Hillary Clinton.