One Half See Clinton as Best U.S. President

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One Half See Clinton as Best U.S. President

Fewer than one fifth support Donald Trump

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1370 Canadians, one half think Hillary Clinton is best suited to be elected U.S. president in November (48%), while just fewer than a fifth think Donald Trump is the best choice (16%). Fewer than a twentieth support either Dr. Jill Stein or Gary Johnson (6% each). One quarter of Canadians have not made up their minds (23%).

Hillary Clinton has the support of the oldest (57%), females (54%) rather than males (42%), mid income groups ($40K to $60K - 56%), in Quebec (62%), among Liberals (69%), mothers (55%) and the best educated (55%).

Donald Trump is especially preferred by the youngest (under 35 - 21%), males (23%), the least wealthy and the wealthiest (19% each), in Alberta (24%), among Conservatives (39%, compared to 26% for Clinton) and among the least (20%) and most educated (21%). Donald Trump finds his highest ethnic support among Eastern Europeans (33%) and blacks (34% - caution: small base sizes).

“It is curious to see the polarities of response engendered by Donald Trump. The richest and the poorest, the best and least educated, these apparently opposite groups share an affinity for the Republican candidate’s bluster. Other groups favouring his candidacy are more predictable from a partisan viewpoint" said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at or at (416) 960-9603.