US POLITICS

If The Election Was Overseas, Hillary Would Win In A Landslide

A poll found the Democratic nominee has high support in countries around the world. Except, of course, in Russia

US POLITICS
REUTERS
Nov 07, 2016 at 1:10 PM ET

United States citizens are not the only ones stressing about the results of Tuesday’s presidential election. Citizens from a range of countries were asked to weigh in on which candidate they’d vote for — and it turns out, Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide, if the election was happening overseas.

According to the YouGov.com poll, support for Hillary Clinton in the UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway ranges from 59 to 81 percent. The UK ranks lowest at 59 percent. Between nine and 20 percent would choose not to vote, with the lowest number sitting it out in Denmark and the highest in the UK. The poll reveals that on average, those surveyed are more interested in the US presidential election than uninterested, with the majority ranking “fairly interested.”

According to the Washington Post, which collected data from 500 respondents in each country on October 26 and 27, Clinton has the support of 97 percent of voters in Mexico, and between 88 and 73 percent in Germany, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

The one spot where Clinton would lose — not that shockingly — is Russia. Per the poll, Clinton only has 23 percent support in Russia whereas 77 percent support Trump, who’s frequently praised Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin.

A separate Arab News/YouGov poll of Middle East and North Africa found that of 3,017 people surveyed, 47 percent would not vote at all given the opportunity, despite the fact that 73 percent said the result of the US election would be influential on the MENA region. Among those who said they would vote, 44 percent said they’d choose Clinton whereas 9 percent would vote for Trump. Clinton was perceived to be better for the Arab world by 78 percent.