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Laura Sigman

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Politics 07.01.2016 / 17:45


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Clinton leads Trump by 11 points, but more respondents refrain from choosing either one

Americans are so dissatisfied with their current major-party options for president that a higher percentage refrains from choosing Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump than picks either of them in the latest Lightspeed GMI Mobile Pulse survey. 

The survey also found that pro-Clinton and Democratic respondents are far more likely to feel concern about the United Kingdom’s recent vote to quit the European Union than either Pro-Trump respondents or Republicans, though there is some daylight between the latter two groups on the matter.

Asked what their preference would be among the following array of choices for president, 36% chose Clinton, 28% chose “someone else,” 25% chose Trump, 7% said they don’t know or are undecided, and 4% said they are not interested in the election. The survey was conducted from June 27-29 of 591 US adults. Respondents were not screened or asked about voter registration or likeliness to vote.

Key Numbers

  • 39% neutral/unsure of how Brexit affects them
  • 33% concerned about Brexit
  • 18% not concerned about Brexit

On the EU referendum, 39% of respondents overall described themselves as neutral and unsure of how the UK vote to “Brexit” affects them, while 33% said they are concerned over the results and 18% said they are not.

Among those who prefer Clinton, 46% said they are concerned about Brexit, while 12% said they are not. Twenty-two percent of those who prefer Trump said they are concerned about the vote, while 33% said they are not.

In the case of those who prefer Clinton as president and self-identified Democrats, feelings about Brexit track fairly closely: 43% of Democrats said they are concerned about the vote and 12% said they are not, compared to 46% and 12% among Clinton supporters.

In the case of those who prefer Trump as president and self-identified Republicans, pro-Trump respondents are somewhat more likely than Republicans to feel certain that Brexit won’t affect them: 33% of pro-Trump respondents to 27% of Republicans. A higher percentage of Republicans, 42%, feel neutral or unsure about how the vote will affect them compared to Trump supporters: 36%.

While 78% of respondents overall were aware of the referendum, significantly more men (88%) than women (77%) said they were familiar with it. Men were also more certain that the vote would either have an impact on their lives, or not: one third (33%) of respondents said they are concerned about the results, including 37% of men and 31% of women, while 18% said they are not concerned about the results, including 27% of men and 13% of women. Thirty-nine percent of respondents said they are neutral or not sure how the vote will affect them, including 43% of women and 31% of men.

 

Source: Lightspeed

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