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Trump Wouldn't Even Get Second Place If The Whole World Voted, Poll Finds

If the entire world voted in the US presidential election, Hillary Clinton would win and Trump wouldn't even get second place, according to an online poll held by The Good Country, a global political movement.

Over 100,000 people from 130 countries participated in the first ever Global Vote, and Clinton ended up receiving more than half the vote (52 percent).

Green party candidate Jill Stein came in second place with 19 percent of the vote and Libertarian party candidate Gary Johnson came in fourth with seven percent.

But Trump, who is Clinton's closest contender in the actual election, came in third place with just 14 percent of the vote.

Donald Trump is seen by many as a threat to international prosperity and stability.

Speaking with Time, Global Vote's creator Simon Anholt offered some insights on the results of the online poll,

What is clear from commentary around this vote is that Donald Trump is seen by many as a threat to international prosperity and stability.

The degree of international unpopularity of the two main candidates is evident from the high number of votes that went to the relatively unknown third party candidates, as well as the 8 percent who chose to abstain.

So, it seems a lot of people around the world feel like many Americans. They aren't huge fans of either major party presidential candidate, but Trump absolutely terrifies them.

Other polls have also shown most people across the globe aren't particularly fond of Trump.

A Pew Research report released in June showed most people in Europe were confident that President Obama and Hillary Clinton would do the right thing with global affairs.

However, the vast majority (85 percent) said they had no confidence in Trump in that regard.

Graph of European views of Obama, Clinton and Trump.

Pew Research Center

Given that Trump has said things like the US needs “unpredictability” with nuclear weapons, you can hardly blame the rest of the world for being uncomfortable with him becoming president.

Not to mention, he's not even mature enough to maintain control of his Twitter account.

The US has unparalleled influence globally, both economically and militarily.

America has the world's largest economy and 800 military bases worldwide.

What happens with our political system and who becomes our president impacts everyone.

So, even if Americans don't care what the rest of the world thinks about US elections, there are valid reasons for the international community to care what happens.

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Citations: Time

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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