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Who would you trust more to be the next US President?

With the latest results today from ABC/Washington Post tracking poll, now showing Donald Trump with 46% of the possible votes which is a 1% lead over Hillary Clinton at 45%, the roller coaster continues with just a week left before we know the outcome of this Presidential election.

At the very heart of it with all the accusations flying about is who do the American public trust to be their next President?

The main issue regarding trust with Hillary Clinton is that she used her own email servers based at her house when sending and receiving official government emails. She was cleared of criminal activity by the FBI in July but they did give her a stinging rebuke. Now it appears there could be another tranche of dodgy emails on the computer of her closest aide, Huma Abduin who was married to a disgraced former congressman Antony Weiner.

Donald Trump has had many accusations levelled at him from paying some of his workers below minimum wage in the past to making suggestive and lewd comments to many women over the years. Indeed some of his comments were recorded by a TV studio and released some weeks ago harming his campaign.

Both candidates have apologised for past indiscretions.  Last week Hillary Clinton was 11% ahead in the polls and now they are about level with Donald Trump pushing slightly ahead. This does not take the likely turnout on the day into account.

So what are your views? Who would you trust more to be the President of the USA? Are they both as bad as each other or is one of them fit to be President? How do they compare to past Presidents such as Bush, Reagan, Nixon or Kennedy?

Who would you trust more to be the next US President?

315 people have already voted, what's your opinion? Hillary Clinton Donald Trump

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nape
5th Feb 2017
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I think he will become a great leader if people gives him time and only time will tell, he does do what he says more then most leaders
Barton babe
12th Nov 2016
1
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Don't let Trump near the RED button.
Wilf
12th Nov 2016
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I dont think he can just press the button. there are many failsafes around this...lets hope anyway!
Dennis Boe
11th Nov 2016
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Dennis Boe
11th Nov 2016
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missfromdiss
7th Nov 2016
4
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You havnt got a button for neither :/
Lionel
8th Nov 2016
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Small world! I'm just up the A143 from you.
rc47
7th Nov 2016
1
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It seems as if the Americans have ended up with a choice between a candidate who represents the corporate establishment and one who is blatantly a self-obsessed, racist, lying, inexperienced, sexist, bigoted demagogue. I don't like Clinton but Trump represents the victory of ignorant prejudice over intelligent analysis and I dread to think of his finger on the button. It's now looking as if Trump's boasting of groping women and banning certain religions is being considered less important than some emails that Clinton may or may not have sent and whose content we don't know. If he wins America's global reputation will suffer.
wigsywoo62
5th Nov 2016
4
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Remember when everyone laughed at ukip , at Nigel farage? People laughed at trump too but , like Nigel said to the overpaid corrupt lot at Brussels " your not laughing now " we need strong , tough no nonsense leaders to stop the trouble that's now happening in so many country's ... go trump
happystar
4th Nov 2016
5
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Trump says 'let's make America great again' whereas the horrible Clinton witch wants to flood the country with bogus 'refugees.'
The thought that Clinton could potentially become the most powerful person on the planet is truly terrifying, America would become a laughing stock.
Phil G
5th Nov 2016
2
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The thought of that Trump for president makes my blood run cold. We all thought it was a joke at first but it;s not funny now. Even his own party don't like him. He comes across as totally unbalanced.
Christiana
3rd Nov 2016
3
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Trump is a racists will cause riots if he's elected
Lionel
2nd Nov 2016
4
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I'm hoping the revival of populism in the USA will carry through to the election. It has certainly been effective in destabilising the establishment in the UK, and it seems much of Europe is towing in behind us.

Whatever we may think of Trump this side of the Pond, he is addressing the concerns and needs of the ordinary American working family. From that great steel city, Pittsburgh through to Detroit. Bill Clinton sold them down the river, causing endless hardship and misery. There are many more places, too numerous to mention here.

I expect to be red arrowed for this next.

Throughout Western Europe and North America our 'Establishments' have become Godless, immoral, self seeking and quite without a conscience. Only the purpose matters, not the people. It is time this cartel was broken and retired on a State pension, the same pension they have awarded us.

Diverse corporates along side the military industrial complex, of which Eisenhower warned against in his 1960 speech as he departed the Whitehouse, have become too big, too powerful and far too greededy. They wield too much political power.

It is time for a non-Establishment figure to step in and say, enough, we're headed elsewhere. We're gonna make friends with Russia, speak with China. As Churchill said, Jaw Jaw is better than War War, which is what the American corporates want, to their own gain of course.

So, I think Trump will be good for America and good for us Brits. How long it will be before he is assassinated I don't know. But most surely, he will be.
rc47
7th Nov 2016
1
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The argument that the present [or long past in the case of Bill Clinton] is not so good, therefore anything different must be good is what brought the dictators to power in 1930s Europe where the voters wanted non-establishment figures and got tyrants.
Trump and his supporters seem to spend their time knocking the establishment and hiding the dearth of their own policies. Is this because they have few or because they don't want the public to know them? He seems to represent fear, bigotry and hopelessness - such a nasty man.
Lionel
10th Nov 2016
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I have considered your point for a few days and can't see that it is a valid argument for retaining the status quo, no matter what.

Are you saying, since Germany went down the Nazi road in Post WW1 Germany we should all live in a moribund society, a society without change or ability to reflect the very different times in which we live?

I put it to you, very respectfully, if it were not for populist rebellions from time to time, we would still be living as uneducated serfs. Hereward the Wake, Watt Tyler, Kett, Cromwell and even some luminaries such as the Pitts and Shaftesbury have illuminated and informed their society to our benefit. There are so many more.

The tyrants Germany produced post WW1 could have been stopped in their tracks if the Allies had applied a concerted pressure and enforced the Treaty of Versailles. To our ultimate cost, they didn't.

I am not suggesting that Brexit, UKIP growing, and today Trump elected are necessarily inherently good. They are not. But each incidence has sent a message to the staid establishment, change for the greater good, or that change will come upon you and be outside your control.

Better a measured and steady transition than an explosive uprising.
Munsterlander
7th Nov 2016
1
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Yes I agree its a very negative message he is going out with. America does seem to be having a few issues but then look at the size of it. The problem will be if either of them gets in Congress will be paralysed anyway
Sky2012
2nd Nov 2016
7
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Instead of the usual "God bless America" I think "God help America" would be more appropriate at this time.
Lionel
2nd Nov 2016
5
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Sky, that's just excellent! I needed a laugh this afternoon.
thefilthycripple
2nd Nov 2016
7
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I do not trust either of them or many politicians in general . Hillary has given evidence to Congress that she only used 3/4 electrical devices when the true figure was 14/14 and they used hammers to destroy them ,she also acid washed the hard drive on one computer .The plutonium deal where the Clinton Foundation benefitted by $31 million ( with Kazakhstan who then on sold it to Russia ) looks highly suspicious .ps I am in the USA currently
Wilf
2nd Nov 2016
4
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What are the American TV channels saying over there now? Are they saying its a Trump victory or VV? Have you spoken to any Americans and what they are looking for?
BrumEJ43
2nd Nov 2016
3
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Sorry I cannot vote, as I don't trust either of them.
Baxi
2nd Nov 2016
7
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I think it's extraordinary that a country like America could be going to the polls with two such terrible candidates for President. This is the person who is arguably the most powerful human being in the world.
Trump ... really??
Clinton ... really??

I feel sick at the prospect of either.
I guess Clinton will be slightly more credible on the world stage because of her political background.

Trump is not even a successful businessman. When you look at his business, he may be rich, but he hasn't grown his empire.
blackbeard
2nd Nov 2016
6
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Trump has the finesse of a bulldozer on a demolition job. He has a lot of talk but none of it is nice for anyone. He is racist, and will bully anyone he thinks he can.

If someone like Hilary Clinton stands up to him he turns to dirty tactics.

Can you imagine how he would deal with real "world leaders" one of which he could never be if he makes a demand for something and they said no

Hilary Clinton may have got some things wrong, but at least she has parliamentary experience in dealing with world leaders and she does not "openly that we have seen" put others down by trying to expose or shame them
happystar
4th Nov 2016
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Why do you say he's 'racist' and what do you mean by that?
Wilf
2nd Nov 2016
7
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I agree Trump comes across as a real bully and I bet away from the cameras he is a tyrant to people who work for him. The issue with Hillary is she is power mad (emails from Colin Powell the former higher thought of US Army general) and just totally untrustworthy. What a choice!
violetM
2nd Nov 2016
4
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I really do not think I could bring myself to vote, and that goes against the grain. Clinton has been planning her return to the White House since she left and is probably grooming her daughter for the future. Awful people. But Trump! You should have a third choice, who would not vote.
JohnHerb
2nd Nov 2016
2
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I had not thought about that. There have been 3 families at the top of American power for 30 years-Bush, Clinton and Obama and yes Chelsea Clinton may want to make that 40 years-crazy in a democracy
Jo Kingham
2nd Nov 2016
4
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How do you choose from the a bunch of bad apples. I don't trust Clinton at all and it appears from my friends over the pond neither do they. Trump however is a loose cannon but seems a little more upfront and open in his opinions (albeit I don't always agree with them). If I had to pick one I guess it would be Trump - aaaggghh don't really want to say either!
Pam1960
2nd Nov 2016
3
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Definitely should be a neither category. I do not trust Clinton period and as far as Trump goes it would put equality back years. I would never vote for someone who belittled and bullies women. What example is that for the young men in America. He openly makes racist comments and appears to forget he is campaigning for the Presidency of a multi ethnic country. He is everything I despise. Clinton or Trump. Citizens of the USA, you should be ashamed of yourselves for putting forward two of the worst candidates ever. Good luck whatever the outcome I think you are going to need it. God bless the rest of the world
JohnHerb
2nd Nov 2016
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Trumps stance towards women is terrible and what I do not understand is he is married and has daughters. Does he not understand what civilised behaviour is? Obviously not. As for Clinton she is too old and frail for this game. I would not trust her as far as I could throw her and at my age thats not far.
Wilf
1st Nov 2016
3
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Blimey what a question! Hillary comes across as a power mad schemer. She is bright as a button as she went to Yale and studied law but she strikes me a bit like Obama-too much thinking and talking and not enough action. Trump on the other hand is the exact opposite. He is all action and no thinking! BUT...I think I trust Trump more. The only sensible thing he has said is he would meet Putin and talk to him. We may just then stop WW3! Hillary would maintain this mini iceage with the Russians which is total stupidity.
Marley444
1st Nov 2016
5
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I think you need a 'NEITHER' option ... as each day unfolds, they both seem to be portrayed as untrustworthy. I still find it hard to believe that this is one of the most important, high profile jobs in the who world and these are the two candidates that the Americans have to choose from. Thought it was bad enough in the UK, but actually this seems a whole lot worse to me. God bless America!

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