Here Are All the Insults Voters Are Using to Describe Donald Trump

Here Are All the Insults Voters Are Using to Describe Donald Trump
Source: AP
Source: AP

"Idiot. Jerk. Buffoon. Narcissistic."

These are some of the most common words voters use to describe Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, according to a new poll from Suffolk University and USA Today released to the media Wednesday.

Pollsters asked 1,000 likely voters what one word they would use to describe the real-estate billionaire. Unfortunately for Trump, the results confirm his well-documented track record of offensive statements and mean-spirited remarks resulted in many voters determining they'd like to throw those insults right back at him.

Nearly 10% of voters called Trump an "idiot," "jerk," "stupid," or "dumb," while 6% chose "arrogant." An additional 5.6% called him "crazy" or "nuts," and 4.7% chose "buffoon," "clown," comical," or "joke." Other popular terms included "egotistical," "showoff," "blow hard" and "dislike."

Some 21.7% of respondents gave answers categorized as "other" or some variant of a non-answer. But 52.1% used some kind of insult to describe Trump. The poll also found that Trump, at just 27%, had the lowest favorability rating of any candidate.

Despite all the negative words associated with Trump, he's still the leading GOP candidate with 23% of the votes for those planning to vote in the GOP primaries. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina tied for second at 13% each, while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio earned 9% of the vote, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush got 8% and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took 6%. 

Of course, one might argue there is a silver lining here for the Trump campaign: Apparently, no one's calling him a "loser."

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Tom McKay

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