Survey of likely voters
On the Dem side: 50% say Clinton is qualified, 48% for Bernie Sanders
Most Republicans think Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich have what it takes to be president, but GOP voters are evenly divided over whether the same is true of Donald Trump. Among all voters, however, only Kasich fills the bill.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Kasich is qualified to be president of the United States. But just 40% feel that way about Cruz, and only 27% think Trump, the GOP presidential front-runner, is ready for the job.
By comparison, 50% think Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is qualified to be president, and 48% say her rival Bernie Sanders is, too.
Sixty-six percent (66%) say the billionaire businessman is not qualified for the White House, while 43% say the same of Cruz. Thirty percent (30%) say Kasich is not qualified enough. Most voters definitely have opinions about Trump, but 18% and 16% respectively are undecided about Cruz’s and Kasich’s qualifications.