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80% Indian-Americans want Hillary Clinton to be President: Survey

News Agencies | First published: 29 October 2016, 13:52 IST
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According to a survey, Indian-Americans feel that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is a better leader for India-US relation and is rooting for her to become the next President.

The national online survey of Indian-Americans by Massachusetts-based media publication IndUS Business Journal and its sister publication INDIA New England News found that 79.43 per cent of Indian-Americans would vote for Clinton if elections were held today while 14.89 per cent would vote for Republican candidate Donald Trump.

The publication, focused on Indian-American and South Asian entrepreneurs and businesses, conducted the survey during October 21-26 after the third and final presidential debate.

On who would be good for India, 72.46 per cent responded Clinton while 18.12 per cent said Trump.

It said the Indian-American community viewed economy, job creation, healthcare, immigration, integrity, credibility and ethics as the most important campaign issue of the 2016 presidential election.

The participants who supported Trump in the poll cited his policies to combat terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism, the publication said.

--PTI

First published: 29 October 2016, 13:52 IST
 
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