Welcome to The Lid, your afternoon dose of the 2016 ethos… We have a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out today, which is exciting except for the fact that we're too late to modify our approval rating categories to "strongly disapprove," "disapprove," "approve" and "OMG I LOVE THIS AS MUCH AS I LOVE THE CHEWBACCA MASK VIDEO LOL!"
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'16 from 30,000
Sometimes, a poll tells you something you already instinctively kind of know, but the numbers really drive it home. That was the case for us with this piece of data in our NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll: Majorities of both Trump and Clinton voters say their vote in November is more about opposing the OTHER candidate than about supporting their nominee. Among those who say they're supporting Hillary Clinton, 44 percent said their vote is more about supporting former Secretary of State, while 52 percent said their vote is more about opposing Donald Trump. Among Trump voters, it's a similar picture: 42 percent are voting *for* Trump, while 54 percent are voting *against* Clinton. With sky-high negatives for both of these candidates, we've known all along that this election was going to be more about voters hating the other team than loving their own, but bookmark these numbers if you need a reminder of why things are so ugly in the heat of the summer.
POPPING ON NBC POLITICS
- Donald Trump counseled Trump University students to take advantage of the housing bubble as an investment opportunity and said, just a year before it burst, that he was "excited" for it to end because of the money he'd make, per NBC's Alex Jaffe.
- Hillary Clinton railed against Donald Trump on everything from wages and immigration to paid family leave and his business dealings in a wide-ranging speech to union members Monday, NBC's Monica Alba reports.
- Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker downplayed VP speculation after meeting with Trump at Trump Tower.
- Sanders is "berning" through cash, according to April fundraising numbers.
- Al Gore told TODAY he is concerned over Trump's position on climate change.
- Democrats believe the ongoing primary battle has helped, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
- And from First Read: Clinton's challenge is winning over Sanders voters.
FOR THE RECORD…
"It'd be a ticket with six former wives, kind of like a Henry VIII thing. They certainly understand women."
- GOP operative Ed Rollins, quoted in the National Review about a potential Trump/Gingrich ticket
Bernie Sanders campaign in California.
Donald Trump holds a rally in New Mexico.