The U.S. presidential election is just around the corner and an overwhelming majority of people across Europe want Joe Biden to win according to recent poll.


First published in October 2020.


A YouGov poll asked over 7,000 adults in seven key European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK who of the two American politicians they supported.

Denmark has the highest share of the public hoping for a Biden victory at 80% with just 6% of people there rooting for another four years for President Trump. Italy had the highest levels of support for Trump in the survey at just 20% while a significant 58% majority are hoping his Democratic challenger wins the election. In the UK, which has been bitterly divided by populist politics and Brexit, a 61% majority favours Joe Biden.

Share of the public who want Biden/Trump to win the 2020 U.S. presidential election. | Statista

Despite the surging support for the Democrat ticket across Europe, YouGov found that a considerable swathe of the public remains sceptical of a Biden victory. Only in Denmark do half of respondents feel Biden will win on November 3.

The research is damning when it comes to the integrity of the U.S. election with just 2% to 11% of respondents across the seven countries agreeing that it will be “completely free and fair”. Italy had the most respondents agreeing the election will be “completely free and fair” at just 11% and that share dips as low as 2% in Germany and 4% in Denmark.

YouGov found that a large majority of the public across Europe considers Trump a “poor” or “terrible” president and that ranges from 61% in Italy to 82% in Denmark.🔷


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[This piece was first published in Statista & written by Niall McCarthy, Data Journalist at Statista.]

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