Less than half of Republican voters say they are satisfied with Donald Trump as their party’s presidential nominee, according to the latest results from an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday. Just 45% of Republicans are okay with Trump as their nominee.
Another 52% said they would have preferred someone else as the GOP standard bearer, while the levels of satisfaction are reversed among Democratic voters, 52% of which said they are satisfied with Hillary Clinton as their party’s nominee in November.
The results break down ideological and educational lines. Among conservative Republicans, 53% said they would have preferred a candidate other than Trump, while 45% of that group said they are fine with the Manhattan real-estate mogul as the nominee. Moderate Republicans split at 49% each, while 58% of Republicans who have a high-school education or less said they are satisfied. 60% with a college degree said they would like someone else.
The poll was conducted June 19-23, surveying 1,000 registered voters by landlines and cellphones, with an overall margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.