"Afraid" and "disappointed" were the words most used by Norwegians to describe a Trump victory. Photo: Joe Raedle/Scanpix
While the Republican candidate often refers to himself and his policies as “fantastic”, “excellent” and “the best”, there are few in Norway who buy the claims.
Only two percent of Norwegian respondents in a new YouGov poll said that Trump would be “a great president” if elected and only an additional four percent think he would be “good”. A full 59 percent think he would be “terrible” while an additional 18 percent said he would do a “poor” job.
Amongst Europeans, the 77 percent of Norwegians who think Trump would be a bad president trailed only the 79 percent of Brits and the whopping 87 percent of Danes who believe the same.
There doesn’t appear to be great enthusiasm in Norway for Trump’s Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton either. Just two percent of Norwegians think she’d be “great”, while 21 percent think that she would be “good” in the Oval Office. Just over half, 51 percent, think the former First Lady and Secretary of State would be “average” while only seven percent predict “terrible” results.
When asked to describe how they’ll feel if Clinton wins on November 8th, 57 percent of Norwegians said “relieved” while 29 percent opted for “optimistic”.
The most common words to describe Norwegians’ feelings about a Trump victory were “afraid” and “disappointed”, at 50 and 48 percent respectively.