Americans trust Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton more than Republican businessman Donald Trump to handle a wide range of issues — from immigration to health care to nominating Supreme Court justices.
Even when asked which of the two candidates would be best at “making American great” — the central promise of Trump’s campaign — Americans are slightly more likely to side with Clinton, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
The survey reveals potential trouble spots for Clinton, too. Trump is nearly even with her on whom Americans trust to handle the economy, which voters consistently rank as one of the top issues facing the country. Clinton is trusted more on the economy by 38 percent of Americans, while 35 percent side with Trump.
Twenty percent of Americans say Clinton represents their views very well on matters they care about, while 23 percent say somewhat well. Just 15 percent say Trump represents their views very well and 14 percent say somewhat well.