A new poll of likely New Hampshire voters from the Boston Herald shows that Donald Trump has an unfavorable rating of 62%. Hillary Clinton is nipping at his heels with 61% of the voters saying they don't like her. Both candidates are facing situations that could drive those numbers even higher.
Donald Trump is taking heat about what happened to money he promised to raise for veterans groups. He held a combative news defending how those funds are being allocated, demeaning reporters along the way, calling one network reporter a sleaze.
For Hillary Clinton, it's the drip drip drip of the email investigation dating back to her days as the nation's top diplomat. Last week the Inspector General for the State Department faulted her use of a private email server for classified information, saying Clinton disregarded warnings she was putting national secrets at risk. David Brooks of the New York Times suggested that Clinton is disliked because we don't know what she does for fun. It causes her to look "less like a human being and more like an avatar from some corporate brand."
Could this situation the perfect opportunity for a third party candidate? The last time a third party candidate won electoral votes was in 1968 for segregationist George Wallace. Fast forward to today, with former governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld on the libertarian ticket, their place in the presidential race can be problematic for Clinton or Trump.
So what happens in this race if the voters continue to be turned off by their choices?