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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Half of the U.S. voters say they would be embarrassed to have Donald Trump as president, according to a new Quinnipiac University National poll.
The results come as Trump is leading the Republican field with 28 percent but his rival Ted Cruz is closing in with 24 percent.
“Half of American voters say they’d be embarrassed to have Donald Trump as their commander-in-Chief and most Americans think he doesn’t have a good chance in November, but there he is still at the top of the Republican heap,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is in the number 3 spot in the GOP field with 12 percent and Ben Carson at 10 percent.
No other GOP candidate tops 6 percent.
But this may change. According to the poll, 58 percent who named a candidate say they could change their mind.
In the Democratic field, Hillary Clinton is leading the pack with 61 percent and rival Bernie Sanders is at 30 percent. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has 2 percent.
Of those, 41 percent said they may change their mind about who they would vote for.
According to the poll, if Clinton is elected 33 percent of all voters would be proud to have her as commander-in-chief while 35 percent said they would be embarrassed.
All this as the Iowa Caucus which will open the 2016 presidential race is set to take place in six weeks.
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