More Americans believe Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump is likely to achieve several key national objectives, the latest Allstate/Atlantic Media Heartland Monitor Poll has found.
When asked which candidate would work effectively with other countries, with Congress, and with state and local governments to achieve their objectives, more than 50 percent of respondents favored Clinton over Trump. They also pegged Clinton as more likely to “bring the country together” and to “convince the two parties to cooperate more than they have in recent years” by margins of more than 15 percentage points. In promoting partnerships between the public and private sectors, however, Clinton led by only three points.
As the attached chart demonstrates, though, Americans sorted along consistent lines when assessing the two candidate on these tests. Minorities overwhelmingly favored Clinton to accomplish these goals, and white voters who hold at least a four-year college degree also mostly preferred her. White voters without a college degree, on the other hand, consistently sided with Trump.
White voters without college degrees favored Trump in every category tested except for one in which he tied with Clinton: “working effectively with other countries.” In four of the six categories, white voters without college degrees favored Trump by a margin of at least 15 percentage points, including “convincing the two parties to cooperate more than they have in recent years” and “bringing the country together.”