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Canadians are not so sure about Hillary Clinton

Reuters/Chris Wattie
Not so quickly.
  • Annalisa Merelli
By Annalisa Merelli

Senior reporter based in New York City

Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Outside America, Hillary Clinton is winning the 2016 presidential election.

The democratic presidential hopeful enjoys great popularity abroad, and a recent survey of 18,000 people in nine countries by consumer comparison site supported that. Germany, France, Japan, Australia, UK, Spain, Mexico, Brazil: Clinton would get them all. In Germany (50%), France (50%), Japan (63%), and Mexico (54%), the absolute majority of people interviewed said they would vote for her.

Not so much in Canada.

One third of Canadians (31%), residents of a country where socialism is not so radical a concept, would vote for Bernie Sanders—who’s been called America’s Justin Trudeau by Canadian press. Sanders wouldn’t get the absolute majority, nor have a large margin over Clinton (who’d get 29% of the vote), but he would still win.

According to the survey’s findings, older people in any country were more likely to prefer Hillary Clinton, while millennials and women were the most likely to be tepid towards all candidates and select “other” as an option.

In any case, Republicans would have tough luck: In every country surveyed, people were more likely to vote “other” than for any of the GOP’s candidates. Trump wold get the least votes—surprise!—in Mexico (5%), where he would tie with Ted Cruz, otherwise the world’s least favorite candidate. Interestingly, Canada is the country most favorable to Trump (14%). The second most favorable group would be French men: 12.5% of them would vote for the Republican candidate, 2.5% more than the world average, and twice as likely as the remaining demographics in their country (6.5% on average).

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