Most voters say the Democratic and Republican nominees will do anything to get elected, a Fox News survey released Wednesday shows.
Three-quarters of all voters believe Hillary Clinton will "do anything to win," while 68 percent said the same for GOP rival Donald Trump. A total of 44 percent of registered voters in the Aug. 28-30 poll said Clinton and Trump are "terrible candidates."
There is some good news for the GOP candidate. One-third of respondents called Trump "honest and trustworthy," giving him a 4-point advantage over Clinton.
"Typically, partisans become more positive towards their candidate in the last two months of the campaign; they rationalize their vote," said Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News Poll with Democratic pollster Chris Anderson. "But this tendency has been muted here, as the events of the past week — Clinton's troubles with the emails and her foundation, Trump's refusal to release his tax returns — have reinforced the skepticism many have about the character of the major party candidates."
Sixty-six percent of all voters said they believe Clinton sold influence while she was secretary of state, including 43 percent of Democrats. Fourty-four percent of all voters agreed she set up a private server in her home "to hide things" from the public and the government.
The telephone poll was conducted by Anderson Robbins Research and Shaw & Company Research, with 1,011 registered voters nationwide and had a 3-point margin of error.