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Poll: Voters don't believe Trump, Clinton promises; No transgender bathroom rule for schools

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American voters do not believe the campaign promises of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton - and they don't want a transgender bathroom rule for schools, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released Thursday.

Specifically, they do not believe Trump - the presumptive Republican nominee - will build a wall on the Mexican border or expel 11 million illegal immigrants if he's elected president.

Voters also don't believe Clinton will even try to limit secret money in politics or reign in the power of Wall Street.

Only 24 percent of voters believe Trump, if elected, would be able to build a wall and have Mexico pay for it, while 39 percent say he will try and fail and 29 percent say he won't even try, the poll found.

Trump would be able to deport about 11 million illegal immigrants, 19 percent of voters say, while 45 percent say he will try and fail and 29 percent say he won't try. 

Trump gets his best score on his promise to ban non-citizen Muslims from entering the U.S., but only 29 percent say he will succeed. Another 42 percent say he will try and fail and 21 percent say he won't try. 

Clinton would not even try to remove secret money from politics, 63 percent of voters say, while 9 percent say she would succeed and 18 percent say she would try and fail. 

She also would not try to curb the power of Wall Street, 56 percent of voters say, as 15 percent say she would succeed and 21 percent say she would try and fail. 

"No matter which candidate you pick, you can cut the cynicism with a knife," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. 

"Will Donald Trump build that border wall or toss 11 million illegal immigrants out of the country? Voters believe that as much as they believe Hillary Clinton will police Wall Street or stop the flow of outside money into the pockets of politicians." 

"There are grand promises that stoke enthusiasm at rallies, and then there is reality. Voters say Trump would try and likely fail, while Clinton would not even try," Malloy added. 

Clinton does better on one promise. If elected, Clinton would reduce the debt burden for students at public colleges and community colleges, 22 percent of American voters say, while 39 percent say she will try and fail and 32 percent say she won't try.

Transgender Bathrooms 

There is only a small gender gap as American voters say 56 - 36 percent that schools should not be required to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their own gender identity.

Men oppose the requirement 63 - 30 percent, with women opposed 49 - 42 percent. 

Voters 18 to 34 years old are divided as 45 percent support the transgender requirement, with 47 percent opposed. 

The bathroom issue is "very important," 41 percent of voters say, and 27 percent say it is "somewhat important," according to the poll.

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