What if black became white, bark became bite, and China could vote for America’s next president? Well, Hillary Clinton would win, but not by too much.
According to a worldwide survey by the WIN / Gallup International Association, Clinton would only beat Donald Trump by a mere 9 points, the second narrowest margin, behind only Russia, which would elect Great Leader Trump by a 23% margin.
The survey polled nearly 50,000 people in 45 countries asking them to choose between the Republican and Democratic candidates for president — or to just pass on the question. In China, 53% said they’d vote for Clinton, while 44% said they’d vote for Trump. A mere 3% didn’t offer a response or said they didn’t know, the lowest percentage of any country in the survey. Hey, gotta take those chances to vote when you can!
After Russia and China, the next closest race in the poll is in Palestine, not exactly Clinton’s core demographic, which would still elect Clinton by 22%. Other countries like Portugal (80 points), Finland (79 points) and South Korea (79 points) would all elect Clinton in a historic landslide that’s usually only achievable in a dictatorship.
In fact, China is the only country that is thinking similarly to American voters. The most recent poll before the third and final debate also has Clinton up by 9 points — which would presumably worry Trumpif he still believed in polls anymore.
Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center released a poll which found that 37% of Chinese participants held a favorable view of Clinton, compared to just 22% for Trump. This came after an online Global Times poll which found 83% of Chinese netizens preferred the “unclear” Trump to the “evil” Clinton.
We could really use 538 to step in and make sense of all of this before election day.