Despite some contentions to the contrary, evidence shows that at this time in the 1980 campaign year, Ronald Reagan's image was significantly more positive than Trump's image is now.
Hillary Clinton drops to her lowest net favorable rating among Democrats since Gallup began tracking her in July. Both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump return to near their all-time lows among Republicans.
Donald Trump is more unpopular than other major candidates with national adults, yet his image among Republicans is better than Cruz's. At times this year, Trump's image has matched Mitt Romney's image in the 2012 election.
Hillary Clinton has reclaimed her role as the best-liked presidential candidate in Democrats' eyes, eclipsing Bernie Sanders.
Hillary Clinton has a more positive image among black Democrats than does Bernie Sanders, while Sanders is better-liked among white and Hispanic Democrats. Many blacks and Hispanics don't know enough about Sanders to rate him.
Democrats are becoming more positive in their views of Bernie Sanders and more negative about Hillary Clinton. The images of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are slipping among Republicans.
Long the underdog candidate in the Democratic presidential nomination contest, Democratic adults who know Bernie Sanders now like him better than Hillary Clinton. Sanders has a net favorable score of +53, compared with Clinton's +49.
Donald Trump currently receives a 60% unfavorable rating from Americans -- a higher unfavorable than any other candidate running, and higher than any major-party candidate in elections going back to 1992.
Ted Cruz's net favorable rating among Republicans has dropped from as positive as +48 less than a month ago to +32. Donald Trump's image is steadier, at +27.
Donald Trump's image among Democrats and independents is significantly more negative than any other major GOP candidate's.
Donald Trump's image among Americans has trended slightly up, not down, after his Dec. 7 statement that the U.S. should prevent Muslims from entering the country. Unexpectedly, his image has worsened among Republicans but improved among Democrats.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders enjoys the highest level of popularity for any major candidate of either party among Asian-Americans, with his favorable score exceeding his unfavorable score by 29 percentage points with this group.