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Mon Nov 7, 2016, 10:46 PM

Hillary Clinton, the clear favorite among Argentines.

A poll conducted by Buenos Aires polling firm of Poliarquía revealed that 72% of Argentines polled would choose Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for President of the United States; her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, would receive just 6%.

The poll, published Novermber 3, surveyed 1,170 Argentines age 18 or over and has an estimated margin of error of 2.9%.

The poll also revealed that 53% had a favorable opinion of Secretary Clinton, with 29% having an average opinion and just 8% a negative view. Trump, on the other hand, was viewed favorably by just 6%, with 18% having an average opinion and a whopping 67% a negative view.

Neither candidate, however, was regarded as highly as President Barack Obama, who was viewed positively by 64%, in an average way by 24% and negatively by 8%. President Obama's approval in Argentina has risen steadily since his state visit in March, when it was 49% (with 15% viewing him negatively at the time).

Some 62% of those polled believed that a Clinton presidency would be better for Argentina than a Trump presidency compared to 5% who believed that Trump could benefit Argentina more; some 24% believed that the result would make no difference in that regard.

Even so only 40% professed interest in the U.S. election, compared to 59% who stated having "little or no" interest (only 21% had "no" interest).

While President Obama's approval has risen to all-time highs for a U.S. President among Argentines, the percentage of respondents who believe relations should be "closer" has declined somewhat since March - from 43% to 33%, with those believing they should be more "distant" edging up from 20% to 24%.

Praise from U.S. officials and corporate figures for the right-wing Mauricio Macri administration, whose austerity and trickle-down policies have led to a deep recession in Argentina, has reportedly erosed this sentiment somewhat. These proportions are still a notable improvement from 2008, when only 20% wanted closer ties compared to 37% who wanted more distant ones.

The percentage of Argentines who believe relations between the two nations are currently "positive" (49%) far outweighs those who believe they are "negative" (9%).

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Judi Lynn Nov 2016 #1

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Wed Nov 16, 2016, 02:51 AM

1. How much has changed since you posted this last Monday! We went to hell!

When I read this the first time, I was completely sure Hillary Clinton would be our President.

We all know Mauricio Macri probably leaped, and cavorted for joy when he heard Donald Dump had won. A brother from a different mother.


He didn't fall far from the tree, did he?

Is it Halloween again?

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