Beijing, March 30: US presidential candidate and Republican front-runner Dold Trump is more popular in Chi than his rival and Democrat Party front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to a survey on Sunday. Trump, who has on many occasions held Chi responsible for what he calls the US’s current economic decline, found favour among 54 percent of the respondents, Global Times reported.
“He is... a businessman of pragmatism. Trump simply blames the economic problems of the US and the trade deficit on Chi,” expert Li Fu said.
The survey was conducted online through the website Huangqiu.com and shows a rise in the popularity of the Republican candidate in Chi, already evident in the many online fan clubs that have sprung up, with mes ranging from “Trump fan club” to “Great man Dold Trump.” “The poll has shown Chinese netizens’ discontent over the Democratic Party’s policy toward Chi,” Wu Xinbo, director of the Centre for American Studies at Fudan University, said. (IANS)