Poll: Trump’s Supporters Buy American

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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A recent poll of American car owners shows Donald Trump’s supporters buy American cars, while Clinton’s backers prefer Japanese imports.

The Autolist poll found that Clinton lead overall with 40 percent support, Trump followed with 38 percent, and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson notched 14 percent. Like other polls, this one broke down voters by demographics, this time by car preferences.

The top two car brand preferences for Trump supporters were Ford and Chevrolet. Clinton backers preferred Honda and Toyota. Trump supporters most frequently said they liked Ford F-150s, while Clinton supporters choose Honda Civics.

When it comes to characteristics they look at when buying cars Hillary supporters prioritized hybrids, electric vehicles, and vehicle gas mileage. Trump supporters sought out vehicle size, cargo capacity, and horsepower and torque.

The poll was of 2,566 U.S. vehicle owners and was conducted between July 25 and August 18. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percent.