After a Year of Campaigning, We All Feel About the Same As Ever About the Candidates

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Is Donald Trump’s lack of transparency really not hurting him?

That’s true. But what’s remarkable is that after over a year of nonstop campaigning, Trump’s negatives have barely budged. The reason they’re high is that Trump was famous before he ran for president and lots of people had pegged him for an asshole all along:

Over the past twelve months, both candidates have seen their unfavorables rise, but only slightly and by about the same amount. It’s almost as though campaigns don’t matter at all.

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