Signs are seen in empty seats before republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY on April 11, 2016.
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By Sarah Begley
April 18, 2016

More than half of registered voters said they could not see themselves supporting Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or Hillary Clinton in a new poll.

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that Donald Trump elicited the most responses from registered voters saying they “could not see” themselves supporting him, with 68% agreeing. Some 61% said the same about Cruz, 58% about Clinton, and just under 50% for both Bernie Sanders and John Kasich.

Still, should their party’s current front runner become the nominee, 73% of Democrats said they would be satisfied with Clinton as their candidate, compared with 63% of Republicans who said they would be satisfied with Trump.

“The Republicans have a party problem, and the Democrats have a candidate problem,” explained Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who worked on the poll. His Republican colleague commented, “As primaries go deeper, the opposition [becomes] more negative.”

The poll was conducted among 1,000 registered voters from April 10 to 14 and has an overall margin of error of +/- 3.1%.

[NBC News]

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