- The Washington Times - Friday, October 30, 2015


The nation trusts Republican frontrunner Donald Trump as the White House hopeful who could successfully remedy the current employment situation. We’re talking all Americans here, not just Republicans.

“When asked in open-ended questioning which presidential candidate they think would best improve the U.S. job market, Donald Trump is the top response (26 percent), followed by Hillary Clinton (20 percent) and more distantly by Bernie Sanders (12 percent),” reports Larry Shannon-Missal, managing editor of the Harris Poll.

The rest of the field barely registered; Ben Carson garnered 3 percent, followed by Jeb Bush with 2 percent and Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio plus Carly Fiorina, who each drew a lonely 1 percent. Other candidates failed to get any approval, though 10 percent of the 2,225 respondents said none of the candidates could foster better employment opportunities.

And here are the complete findings for Mr. Trump: 47 percent of Republicans cite his ability to create jobs, along with 13 percent of Democrats, and 26 percent of independents.

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