UK Brexiteers continue to reject Donald Trump – despite a love-in speech from Nigel Farage at the President’s rally in Arizona.
The Brexit Party leader described Trump as “the single most resilient and bravest person I have ever met in my life.”
But a new poll found less than half of Brexiteers who expressed a preference would vote for Trump in the election.
A YouGov survey commissioned by Betfair found just 20% of those in the UK that expressed a preference for who they would vote for if given a vote in the US Election, would vote to reelect the President.
And just 38% of those that voted to leave the EU and expressed a preference would give him their vote.
A similar proportion of Tory voters – just 39% – who expressed a preference said they would vote Trump.
Overall 77% of those surveyed believe Trump is not fit to be US President.
But Joe Biden didn’t come out of the poll entirely well, either. Just 37% said he was fit to be the next leader of the free world.
Biden is currently the odds-on 8/15 favourite – 65% chance and Trump 9/5 at 35%.
The study also revealed that we are a nation divided when it comes to who we’d rather align with internationally.
When asked if they would prefer to be a part of the USA or the EU, a mere 7% claimed the USA, and 49% the EU. Over a third (36%) said they would rather be part of neither bloc.
Of those that would vote Trump, the top three reasons given were that they believe his opponent is weak (49%), they trust his stance over the economy (48%) and think that he is a strong leader (47%).
Betfair Spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: “With the US Election just seven days away, speculation on how the election will go is intensifying, with polls seeming to suggest a Biden victory is on the cards.
“With over £210m bet on the outcome of the election on Betfair Exchange, Biden’s odds of 8/15 suggest he has a 65% chance of coming out on top after the election on November 3rd,, with Trump’s odds of 9/5 suggesting his chances of victory are just 35%.
“However, it’s also worth remembering the U-turn the market saw on election night in 2016, where Hillary Clinton went in the big odds-on favourite. And we all know how that turned out.”