Hillary Clinton at the Brown & Black Presidential forum in Des Moines, Iowa. January 2016 (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons) - Credit: Hillary Clinton at the Brown & Black Presidential forum in Des Moines, Iowa. January 2016 (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 10:07
Dutch population backs Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump showdown
The vast majority of the Dutch population thinks that Democrat Hillary Clinton should win the United States presidential elections in November if it comes down to a show down between her and Republican Donald Trump. A massive 76 percent favor Clinton, against 16 percent for Trump, according to the latest poll by Maurice de Hond, ANP reports. The Dutch also favored the Democrats in the US presidential elections of 2004, 2008 and 2012. Of the Dutch who favor the Democrats, 58 percent are for Clinton and 23 percent are for Bernie Sanders. The Dutch who favor the Republicans are more divided. Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz each have 20 percent of the support. Trump is only doing relatively well among PVV voters, with 37 percent of their support. 57 percent of the Dutch population currently think that Hillary Clinton will win the election. De Hond also asked about the Ukraine referendum, which is set to take place on April 6th. According to De Hond, a turnout of 26 percent is anticipated and 60 percent are expected to vote against the association agreement with the Ukraine. Supporters of the PVV and SP are currently overwhelmingly against the agreement. While PvdA, D66 and GroenLinks voters are overwhelmingly for. De Hond believes that few people will change their opinions and the outcome will depend entirely on the difference in turnout between voters of different parties. As in previous weeks, there was no change in the number of seats the parties would have if the Netherlands held an election today. The PVV is still the largest with 42 seats, followed by the CDA with 19 seats and the VVD with 18.