Canadians support Hillary Clinton in US presidential
Kasich preferred among Republican
April 6th, 2016 - In a random sampling of public opinion
taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1455 Canadian voters, one quarter say Gov. John
Kasich of Ohio would make the best Republican candidate for president (24%),
and he is followed by Canadian-born, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (20%) with reality
TV star Donald Trump bringing up the rear with about one seventh (15%). Trump
(26%) and Cruz (25%) are equally likely to be preferred by Canadian
Conservatives, while Liberals opt for Kasich (29%), followed by Cruz (20%). New
Democrats strongly prefer Kasich in this regard (29%).
Hillary leads among Democratic
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
is clearly preferred as the Democratic candidate (44%) to Vermont Senator
Bernie Sanders (38%). The youngest Canadian voters, however, clearly support
Sanders (51%) over Mrs Clinton (31%), while the situation is reversed with
respect to the oldest Canadian voters (Clinton - 53%, Sanders - 26%). Canadian
Conservatives are relatively equally likely to prefer Clinton (39%) or Sanders
(35%), Liberals are much more likely to support Clinton (52%) than Sanders
(38%), while New Democrats are most in favour of the self-described socialist
senator (51%) over Clinton (33%).
Hillary also seen as best president
Close to 4-in-10 Canadian voters think
Hillary Clinton will make the best president of the US (38%) and she is
followed by her Democratic opponent, Bernie Sanders (28%). One tenth or fewer
select a Republican candidate (Trump - 11%, Cruz - 5%, Kasich - 4%). Even among
Canadian Conservatives, Hillary (26%) beats Donald Trump (23%), while among
Liberals, Clinton (44%) and then Sanders (33%) are preferred. Bernie Sanders is
preferred to Hillary among New Democrats (43% to 37%). Trump’s popularity is
highest among males (17%), Clinton’s is highest among Gen X (45 to 54 - 51%)
and Sanders does well among the youngest (46%).
“Canadians see this as a race between
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and they’re not willing to consider the
Trump alternative. The most important thing to note in the appeal of the two Democrats
is that, like in the US, the youngest support Bernie and the oldest support
Hillary,” said Forum
Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and
founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (416) 960-9603.