Like it or not, elections are often a contest of personalities, and not policies.

“Who would you rather have a beer with?” is sometimes the most important poll question to determine who will win a Presidential election.

And this latest survey should have Democrats nervous about Hillary’s prospects in the fall.

A new Quinnipiac poll found Americans would rather invite Trump to a backyard barbecue instead of Hillary by a 47% to 39% margin.

And while many dismiss questions like this as superficial, they do point to a certain likeability factor many Americans use to decide who to vote for.

In 2012, an ABC News poll found Obama led Romney by a whopping margin as to which candidate Americans trusted more on a personal level and would rather invite over for dinner.

ABC reports:

The American public may be divided on “Obamacare,” but when faced with choosing a candidate to care for them if illness struck, President Obama is their man. By a 13 point margin – 49-36 percent – registered voters polled by ABC News chose the president over Mitt Romney to nurse them back to health.

When asked who they thought “would make a more loyal friend,” the results were about the same. By a 50-36 percent count, respondents said Obama was more likely to stick with them through trying times.

As for suppertime, still more ugly numbers for Romney. Fifty-two percent of registered voters polled by ABC News said they’d rather have Obama visit their homes for dinner. Just 33 percent said they’d prefer Romney at the table.

Some of Hillary’s backers point to the Quinnipiac poll which says voters prefer Hillary as their leader in a time of national crisis by 47% to 41%.

But ABC’s 2012 poll reported Americans chose Mitt Romney as who they’d rather have as captain of a ship, during a storm, by a 46% to 43% margin.

These poll findings undercut the liberal media narrative that Trump is too disliked among certain constituencies to win the election.

Hillary’s negatives are also sky high.

The fact of the matter is, in most elections, voters simply choose the candidate they like the best.

In a contest where both Trump and Hillary entered with record disapproval numbers, the question is not, do voters dislike Donald Trump, but, do they dislike him less than Hillary Clinton.

According to the answers of who voters would rather have over for a barbecue, the results are clear: voters prefer Trump on a personal level.

This could be one reason why Trump has quickly reversed Hillary’s polling lead.

When Hillary was leading Trump by double-digits in the primary season, the choice of candidates was not focused on just two people.

Now that the reality is a likely Trump vs. Hillary matchup, voters are being asked to pick which of the two they feel more comfortable with.

And more and more, the answer is Donald Trump.