Voters were polled on how much they think Trump and Hillary are worth — and the answers were all over the place

Donald Trump.
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A new poll asked voters to guess how much Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are worth, given the increased interest in topics relating to the candidates’ finances.

Almost all of respondents didn’t have a clue.

In the poll released Thursday, Morning Consult found that most voters’ assumptions about the net worth of both the presumptive Republican nominee and the Democratic frontrunner weren’t close to reality.

For Trump, respondents were seemingly split evenly across a wide array of choices. Forbes lists Trump’s net worth at $4.5 billion, but the Manhattan businessman has, on many occasions, claimed that his personal wealth exceeds $10 billion.

Just 20% of respondents said they believe that Trump’s net worth is in excess of $10 billion, roughly half of the percentage of those who said they didn’t know or had no opinion. Conversely, 20% of voters thought Trump’s worth was less than $500 million – with 7% overall saying it was lower than $10 million. And 3% said Trump’s net worth was less than $1 million.

Here’s what the roughly 2,600 respondents thought of Trump’s worth:

Less than $1 million: 3%

$10 million: 4%

$100 million: 6%

$500 million: 7%

$1 billion: 10%

$5 billion: 13%

$10 billion: 11%

$50 billion or more: 9%

Don’t know/No opinion: 37%

Some of the respondents were also asked who Trump’s net worth was most comparable to among a list of choices that included NBA star LeBron James, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates. James is worth an estimated $300 million and Winfrey’s net worth is $3.2 billion, the closest to Trump’s. Buffett’s worth is calculated at $66.3 billion, and Gates’ is at an even more massive $76.5 billion total.

Here’s the full list of responses:

An average American household: 5%

A doctor or lawyer: 4%

NBA athlete LeBron James: 6%

Oprah Winfrey: 23%

Warren Buffett: 15%

Bill Gates: 21%

Don’t know/No opinion: 26%

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses as she addresses a reception for the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies in Washington, United States, May 4, 2016.
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Respondents were equally perplexed by Clinton, whose net worth is listed by Forbes at $45 million. But a good portion of respondents were able to select a total that was within the appropriate window.

Overall, 32% selected either $10 million or $100 million. But not everyone was so close to nailing it. Some voters – 11% – felt that Clinton’s worth was in excess of $1 billion, while 4% said they thought it was greater than $10 billion. And even 2% went as far as saying Clinton’s net worth was in excess of $50 billion.

Here’s the full list:

Less than $1 million: 5%

$10 million: 16%

$100 million: 16%

$500 million: 9%

$1 billion: 4%

$5 billion: 3%

$10 billion: 2%

$50 billion or more: 2%

Don’t know/No opinion: 43%

Some voters were also asked to compare Clinton’s net worth to the same list they were asked of Trump. Here’s the full slate of answers:

An average American household: 6%

A doctor or lawyer: 11%

NBA athlete LeBron James: 23%

Oprah Winfrey: 17%

Warren Buffett: 4%

Bill Gates: 8%

Don’t know/No opinion: 26%

Read Morning Consult’s full report here >