Who’s Embarrassed by Donald Trump?

Half the country, according to a new poll.

Electability? Favorability? Trustworthiness? These polling questions just don’t seem comprehensive enough for this election cycle. We need something that will really get to the heart of what the primaries have meant to so many.

That question, via a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today: Donald Trump as president, embarrassing or no?*

The answer, for half of the respondents, is yes. Almost a quarter, 23 percent, would be proud of Trump as president, and 24 percent would feel neither emotion. (How does one not feel strongly about Trump, either way? Let us ponder.)

The really interesting stuff is in the breakdown. There’s the expected, starkly contrasting D vs R numbers. A fifth of Republicans would be embarrassed by President Trump, compared to 82 percent of Democrats. Men? Less embarrassed (40 percent) than women (59 percent).

Looking at it by age group shows a big generational divide between 18-34 year-olds and everyone else: 73 percent of the former group would be embarrassed to have Trump as president, a figure that drops to 48 percent in the next group, 35-49 year-olds, and stays in roughly that same range for the next two age groups.

Full results here.

*The poll also asked this same question about Hillary Clinton.