“Most Americans really don’t like Donald Trump,” reports fivethirytyeight‘s Nate Silver, the respected guru of election analysis, in a 1.18 post. “[Despite] Rupert Murdoch’s assertion about Trump having crossover appeal, Trump is extraordinarily unpopular with independent voters and Democrats. Gallup polling conducted over the past six weeks found Trump with a minus 27 net favorability rating among independent voters, and a minus 70 net rating among Democrats; both marks are easily the worst in the GOP field. (Trump also has less-than-spectacular favorable ratings among his fellow Republicans.) As an aside, the only candidate in either party with a positive net favorability rating is…Bernie Sanders.”