With less than a week to go before Americans head to the ballot box, polls show the race tightening south of the border.
And with the outcome up in the air, a new survey by B.C. based pollster Insights West suggests Canadians are more than a little uncomfortable with the idea of The Donald taking up residence in the White House.
Four out of five Canadians surveyed say they believe a Trump presidency will be “bad” for Canada, the highest number since Insights West began tracking the issue in August.
That’s versus one third of Canadians who said they think a Hillary Clinton presidency would be “bad” for Canada, up 14 points from August.
Trump scored worst with NDP supporters (92%), B.C. residents (89%), women (83%), and people over 55 (81%).
The poll found three quarters of Canadians feel a Clinton win would be a historic milestone for women around the world, and three in five Canadians would like to see current First Lady Michelle Obama have a crack at the Oval Office.
It also found more than half of Canadians would be open to welcoming Americans who chose to leave the U.S. if Trump won, so long as they met immigration requirements.
And a surprising full third of respondents say Canada should have a hard look at cutting off diplomatic ties with a Trump administration.