Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the most unpopular presidential candidates since records began


He's a racism inciting, misogynist bigot who has dragged US politics into the gutter. She's been embroiled in an emails scandal.

Welcome to the 2016 US Presidential election, everyone. What a time to be alive.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the two most unpopular candidates to run for president since records began, it's official.

Data from Gallup, as visualised by Statista, shows that the current candidates are the most unpopular since 1956:

Little wonder why everyone's rushing to the polls - they're voting to keep the other one out.

Donald Trump has a net favourability rating of -25, while Hillary Clinton's stands at -5.

Only 36 per cent of respondents find Donald Trump favourable, compared to 47 per cent who find Clinton favourable.

Barack Obama won the 2008 election with 62 per cent favourable and a net favourability rating of 27, for context.

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