In the run-up to tonight’s first debate among Democratic presidential candidates, an outfit called Qualtrics did some online surveying and, among other things, asked folks for the one word that first comes to mind when they think of certain candidates.
Among those who say they favor Donald Trump for president, here in descending order of frequency are the most common first-word-that-comes-to-mind-when-you think-of Hillary Clinton: liar, dishonest, crook or crooked, bitch, Bill, women, untrustworthy, stupid, old, no.
Turnabout being, as they say, fair play, herewith the most common words that came to the minds of Clinton supporters when they thought of Trump: arrogant, idiot, asshole, egotistical, racist, pompous, joke, crazy, jerk, ignorant.
Now the positive terms used by supporters for the candidate they support (which aren’t nearly as colorful):
Clinton supporters’ one-word for Clinton: experienced, smart, strong, Bill, good, woman, president, leader, qualified, powerful.
Trump supporters’ one-word for Trump: honest, money, business/businessman, rich, smart, leader, outspoken, good, strong, bold.
Here’s a link to a less-amusing press release on some of the same survey’s findings on the kinds of people supporting the two front-runners.