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(CNN)Americans may have voted Donald Trump into the White House, but that doesn't mean they think much of him.

The president-elect scored low marks with voters on a wide array of personality traits, including honesty, temperament and favorability, according to CNN exit polls.
His challenger, Hillary Clinton, had hoped this negative view of Trump would counter her own weak ratings with voters. The two candidates both had historically low favorability marks during the campaign.
Clinton was leading in the popular vote by a thin margin mid-Wednesday morning, with 92% of the ballots counted. But in the end, Trump won over enough people in key states to win the Electoral College vote.
Still, voters' view of the incoming president is striking. Here are a few of their collective thoughts:
Favorability: 60% had an unfavorable view of the billionaire businessman, compared to 54% of Clinton.
Honesty: 63% said Trump is not honest and trustworthy. Some 61% of voters felt this way about Clinton.
Experience: Only 8% of voters who valued experience supported Trump, while 90% lined up behind Clinton.
Qualifications: 6-in-10 believe Trump is not qualified to be president. Only 47% held a similar view of his challenger. And among those who said Trump was not qualified, 18% of them, almost 1-in-5, voted for him anyway.
Temperament: 63% feel Trump lacks the temperament to serve effectively as president, while only 43% thought Clinton did not have this trait. Again, 20% of those who took the negative view of Trump on this question still supported him.
Judgment: Of those who felt this quality was most important, only 26% voted for Trump. Two-thirds cast a ballot for Clinton.
Fear: 57% said they would be concerned or scared if Trump were elected president, while 53% reported they would be if Clinton won the White House.
Voters also opted to for the lesser of two evils in some cases. About 4-in-10 voters strongly favored their candidate, but the majority of them (53%) voted for Clinton, rather than Trump (42%).
One-quarter said they dislike the other candidate. Here, Trump took the majority with 51% of the vote. Clinton captured only 39% of these folks.
In previous elections, voters had more favorable views of their candidates. In 2008, 59% of the electorate said Republican John McCain had the right experience for the job, while half said Barack Obama did.
Similarly, 57% said Obama had the right judgment to be in the Oval Office, while 49% felt McCain did.
And in 2012, 50% had an unfavorable view of Republican Mitt Romney and 46% felt this way about Obama. Some 65% said they strongly favor their candidate, only 10% disliked their opponent.