Sporting Index has asked UK voters how they would cast a vote in the US presidential election and found that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has an extraordinary 40-point lead over her rival Donald Trump.
The leading political spread betting firm commissioned pollsters Opinium and found that 52 per cent of UK voters would back Clinton, compared to just 12 per cent who would back Trump. However, more than a quarter wouldn’t cast their ballot for either candidate.
Among UK women, Clinton’s lead stretches to 47 points with just seven per cent indicating they would vote for Republican nominee Trump (54-7). Half of UK men would back Clinton, while nearly one in five (17 per cent) support Trump.
Broken down by UK party affiliation from the 2015 General Election, Trump enjoys a 19-point lead over Clinton among UKIP voters (38-19), although more than a third of those who voted for the party (35 per cent) wouldn’t vote for either candidate.
Sporting Index also found that support for Clinton among voters of the UK’s other main political parties remains solid, with those voting for the Liberal Democrats (75-7), Labour (67-6), Conservative (56-14) and SNP (53-3) giving the former Secretary of State an overwhelming endorsement.
Ed Fulton, political trading spokesman for Sporting Index, said: “The British electorate have clearly signaled that they wish to see Hillary Clinton and not Donald Trump behind the Resolute desk in the Oval Office.
“The US election is being closely followed across the pond and we’ve taken an unprecedented number of bets over the past two weeks – half of which are backing Donald Trump to prevail. With just over a month to go and such a volatile contest, it looks certain to be the biggest US political betting event in history.”