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Iceland Loves a Clinton

Hillary Clinton is the most trusted US presidential hopeful among Icelandic voters, a new poll has revealed.

Around 53 percent of polled Icelanders said they would vote for Hillary Clinton to be the next President of the United States of America, if they had the right to vote, according to a Maskína poll.

Around 38 percent of respondents said they would vote for Bernie Sanders, if they could.

The candidates fighting to be the Republican Party’s presidential candidate are proving rather less popular in Iceland, with Donald Trump garnering the theoretical votes of four-to-five percent of respondents, RÚV reports. Ted Cruz would have 1.5 percent of Icelandic votes and Marco Rubio 1.2 percent. Other candidates all received less than one percent support.

According to the poll results, women, high school graduates, and the older generation are statistically the most likely to support Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, enjoys the most support in Iceland from men, university graduates, and the younger generation.

The poll was conducted from March 3 to 9 and there were 857 respondents through Maskína’s panel of people who are selected at random from the social security database and answer questions online. Respondents are men and women aged 18 to 75 from all parts of Iceland.

Hillary’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, is already a ‘Friend of Iceland’ and has become a de-facto posterchild of Iceland’s famous hotdogs, after eating one when in the country in 2004. People just seem to assume that he really liked it…

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