500 years later this remains true and this is why Trump shall win in November.
From FiveThirtyEight Politics comes this gem by Harry Enten, Dartmouth Class of 2011:
No past candidate comes close to Clinton, and especially Trump, in terms of engendering strong dislike a little more than six months before the election.
Clinton’s average “strongly unfavorable” rating in probability sample polls from late March to late April, 37 percent, is about 5 percentage points higher than the previous high between 19803 and 2012. Trump, though, is on another planet. Trump’s average “strongly unfavorable” rating, 53 percent, is 20 percentage points higher than every candidate’s rating besides Clinton’s. Trump is less disliked than David Duke was when Duke ran for the presidency in 1992, but Duke never came close to winning the nomination. In fact, I’ve seen never anything like Trump’s numbers heading into a general election for someone who is supposed to be competitive.He's never seen anything like Trump's numbers because Enten is all of 27.
I have. He was called Richard Nixon. I dare say he was far more hated than George McGovern.
Nixon took 49 states -- including McGovern's home state. It was a 520-17 shellacking.
Why? Because McGovern was a pussycat and Nixon was a lion.
Krauthammer called Trump a strongman for a while and this bothered me because I thought of Mussolini. But upon further consideration, I realized that his strength is in standing up for our principles and our nation.
Enten's article went on and on about favorability and unfavorability using a lot of numbers, but he missed the most important detail: In six of our last eight elections, the candidate with the highest unfavorability rating won.