- Apr 13, 2011
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
The numbers-obsessed Donald Trump dodged a bullet last week. His early braggingabout the ratings for his party's convention was undermined a bit by the fact that the Democratic convention's viewership exceeded it on its first three nights. But on night four, the all-important night when Hillary Clinton and Trump both delivered their acceptance speeches, the Republican emerged victorious.
The media did report on it, of course, although such details have never factored heavily into the details of Trump's tweets.
There's only one problem: People liked Clinton's speech way better.
Gallup asked people how they felt about the conventions and the candidates' speeches. Forty-four percent of people said they thought Clinton's speech was "excellent" or "good," while 20 percent said it was "poor" or "terrible." Trump's speech was seen positively by 35 percent of people — and negatively by 36 percent.
On net, then, Clinton's speech was viewed about 24 points more positively than negatively. Trump's was seen about evenly positively and negatively. In Gallup's data going back to 1996, Trump's is the only one to be viewed negatively on net. He also had more than double the rate of people calling his speech "poor" or "terrible" than any speech prior to 2016.
Overall, Trump's convention was more negatively viewed than Clinton's. In data going back to 1984, Trump's convention was the only one where people said on net that they were less likely to vote for the nominated candidate afterward. A majority of respondents, 51 percent, said they were less likely to vote for Trump after seeing his convention.
Read more @: More people watched Trump’s convention speech than Clinton’s — and hated it
:lamo:lamo:lamoThe RNC where Trump was nominated as the GOP's candidate is the only one where people said on net that they were less likely to vote for the presidential candidate afterwards.