The 2016 United States presidential straw poll in Guam was held on November 8, 2016. Guam is a territory and not a state. Thus, it is ineligible to elect members of the Electoral College, who would then in turn cast direct electoral votes for president and for vice president. To draw attention to this fact, the territory conducts a non-binding presidential straw poll during the general election as if they did elect members to the Electoral College.
Non-binding preference poll
Results by village
Though the votes of Guam citizens do not count in the November general election, the territory nonetheless conducts a presidential straw poll to gauge islanders' preference for president every election year. The poll has been held in Guam during every presidential election since 1980. In every election between 1984 and 2012, the outcome of the poll had aligned with the results of the mainland.
The 2016 straw poll favored nominee Clinton over Trump by approximately three to one. It was the first time since 1980 that the poll failed to predict the outcome of the election (though it did accurately forecast the winner of the popular vote).
|2016 United States presidential straw poll in Guam|
|Democratic||Hillary Clinton||Tim Kaine||23,052||71.62%|
|Republican||Donald Trump||Mike Pence||7,779||24.17%|
|Socialist||Mimi Soltysik||Angela Nicole Walker||1,357||4.22%|
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