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According to a new New York Times poll, Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s soaring levels of unpopularity (55 and 52 percent, respectively, compared to favorability ratings of 26 and 31 percent) are extraordinary for the likely nominees of the two major parties. And the head-to-head advantage Clinton enjoys over Trump has narrowed considerably in recent weeks (down to 6 points).

Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders is the only one of the three to have a net positive favorability rating (of 8 points). He also leads a hypothetical matchup against Trump, 51 percent to 38 percent.

Extra reading

Here are some related pieces that deserve a Sunday read:

Thomas Frank on why Hillary Clinton’s 90s nostalgia is so dangerous.

The ongoing debate concerning Bill Clinton’s 1996 welfare law, by Robert Pear.

Trevor Timm’s list of five things people should stop saying about Bernie Sanders.

The actual history of the end of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, for those who have forgotten or choose not to remember.

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