The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Should the pres­i­dent of the United States speak an­other lan­guage be­sides English? Maybe not: 52 per­cent of Amer­i­can agree that “speak­ing English is suf­fi­cient for the next pres­i­dent.” So says a new sur­vey of 1,000 U.S. adults by Google and One Hour Trans­la­tion, the world’s largest on­line trans­lat­ing agency. If a sec­ond lan­guage was in the off­ing, re­spon­dents said that Span­ish was the first choice, cited by 27 per­cent. Chi­nese was sec­ond with 7 per­cent, fol­lowed by Rus­sian (4 per­cent), French or Ara­bic (both 4 per­cent) and Ger­man (3 per­cent).

“Nei­ther one of the two ma­jor party can­di­dates, Hil­lary Clin­ton and Don­ald Trump, speaks a lan­guage other than English,” the sur­vey noted.

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