Three in four people in the UK feel unfavourably towards Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump

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While he may have gained ground in US polls since making his controversial comments, Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is not so popular in the UK.

Three in four Britons feel unfavourably towards Trump, a poll by Ipsos MORI has found, while Democrat Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton received a more positive reception.

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The poll found that just 12 per cent of those surveyed have an favourable opinion of Trump, with 74 per cent having an unfavourable opinion.

Trump is also seen as more unfavourable than Clinton across all parties and demographics.

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The billionaire candidate has come under fire recently from people around the world after he said there should be a ban on Muslims entering the US and remarked that there are areas in Paris and London where the police do not go due to radicalisation.

Trump still leads in the polls for the Republican nomination, while Clinton is the frontrunner for the Democrat nomination, which would lead to a run off between the two candidates, with the election scheduled for Tuesday 8 November 2016.

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