If the thought of Donald Trump as president embarrasses you, you aren't alone.
According to a recent Quinnipiac University National Poll, six weeks before the Iowa Caucuses open the 2016 presidential race in earnest, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz lead the Republican field nationally, but 50 percent of American voters say they would be embarrassed to have Trump as president.
The poll also showed that Trump trails either Democratic candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
"Half of American voters say they'd be embarrassed to have Donald Trump as their commander in chief, and most Americans think he doesn't have a good chance in November, but there he is still at the top of the Republican heap," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "Hillary Clinton tops him. Sen. Bernie Sanders hammers him, and Sen. Ted Cruz is snapping at his heels. Can a candidate that half the American electorate thinks is an embarrassment win in November?"
Trump has 28 percent of the GOP pack, with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 24 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has 12 percent, and Dr. Ben Carson has 10 percent, the independent Quinnipiac University Poll finds.
But 58 percent of those who name a candidate might change their mind. Among Democrats, Clinton tops Sanders 61-30 percent. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has 2 percent, with 6 percent undecided and 41 percent might change their mind.
Among Republicans, 28 percent of voters say they "would definitely not support" Trump, with 24 percent who would not back former Florida Gov. Bush. Only 23 percent of all voters would be proud to have Trump as president. If Clinton is elected, 33 percent of all voters would be proud, and 35 percent would be embarrassed.
Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,140 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points. The survey included 508 Republicans with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points and 462 Democrats with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percentage points.
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