Although Donald Trump is trailing Hillary Clinton in most head-to-head matchups and is getting berated by the media and GOP establishment on a daily basis, one statistic is holding true: Americans feel he has a better sense of what’s happening in the world than Mrs. Clinton.
Mr. Trump’s pessimistic message has continued to beat Mrs. Clinton’s positivity.
A Bloomberg News poll released this week asked “which one of the following best describes your feelings about this presidential campaign?” The choices were between “the U.S. is in a dark and dangerous place, with threats from overseas and within our borders,” — akin to Mr. Trump’s message — and “the U.S. is in a strong position for progress on the economy and national security,” — like Mrs. Clinton’s message.
Fifty-six percent of respondents chose Mr. Trump’s view, beating Mrs. Clinton’s message by 16 percentage points.
The results echoed a similar stat in a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released last week.