A new British opinion poll by ComRes
asked Brits how they viewed the US Presidential elections. The results are as unambiguous as those in the Dutch polls:
For each of the following pairs of statements, please tell me which one is closest to your own view?
12% I would prefer Donald Trump to be the next President of the USA
70% I would prefer Hillary Clinton to be the next President of the USA
18% Don't know
The crosstabs are interesting too. Most strikingly, Clinton's lead over Trump is almost as daunting among Conservative Party voters (+63) as among Labour Party voters (+68). Voters of the centrist Liberal Democrats are most unanimously behind her: 89% to 3%. UKIP voters, however, are relatively evenly divided: 43% Clinton, 38% Trump, 19% Don't know.
In demographic terms, Trump's support among men is already low (17%), but among women it's less than half of that (8%). Trump's support is extremely low among all social classes, but Clinton's numbers peak among upper class voters, while working class voters are somewhat more likely to say they didn't know. (Still, Clinton gets at least 64% in all social classes.)
Clinton isn't preferred by such enormous margins because she is personally popular. Her favorability rating among Brits, according to this poll, stands at a mediocre 34% favorable, 28% unfavorable, 30% neither.
It's again interesting to see how those ratings are practically identical among Conservative voters (40/25/30) as Labour voters (39/26/29). Unsurprisingly, she's viewed most favorably by Liberal Democrats (53% favorable, 23% unfavorable), and least favorably by UKIP voters (19% vs 46%), though she's pretty unpopular among Green voters too (22% vs 36%). Among demographic groups, her favorable rating is highest among voters aged 65+ (42%) and upper class voters (40%). Her unfavorable rating is highest among men (35%) and Scots (33%).
Trump's favorability ratings... well, guess. Yeah? They stand at 7% favorable, 76% unfavorable. There's no demographic group where his favorable rating is higher than 12%. The youngest (18-24), oldest (65+) and upper class voters view him most unfavorably. Just one out of 83 Green voters in the sample, and two out of 77 Scottish National Party voters, had a favorable opinion of him. He is almost as impopular among Conservative voters (7% favorable, 80% unfavorable) as among Labour voters (5% vs 83%). Even UKIP voters largely think negatively of him (25% vs 51%).