Poll finds Arabs prefer Clinton

Some of the poll results.

In a poll conducted by YouGov and Arab News, the results showed Clinton with a large lead over Trump in likability, how Arabs would vote, and who is perceived to be better for the Arab world.

It’s interesting that this poll conflicts with a recent Al-Arabiya/Evey poll, which found that Arab men preferred Trump by a large margin, and that Arabs overall preferred Trump.

It should be mentioned however, that the YouGov poll is more credible. YouGov has been around for awhile, and conducts accurate Internet polls, according to the FiveThirtyEight Pollster Ratings, whereas I have never even heard of Evey, and couldn’t find anything about it except for its LinkedIn page. Also, Evey apparently uses a phone app to conduct its polling, which may mean that it doesn’t draw from a random sample.

If Clinton is actually preferred among Arabs, which is more likely, it’s not surprising why Trump would be frowned upon. He has received a lot of flak for his call for a moratorium on Muslim immigration ‘until we can figure out what is going on’ – and a lot of Arabs and Middle Easterners probably weren’t amused by it.

What do you think these surveys reflect about Arabs’ opinions on the candidates and the presidential race? Let me know in the comments!


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