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Poll: World would vote Obama

US president faces serious fight for second term in White House, but BBC survey found that 20 other nations across the globe would favor him over Romney

Election Day is here but US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney still have a long way to go before one of them is named president of the United States.


With national polls in the US saying the candidates are virtually tied, the BBC commissioned a survey meant to see who would the world vote for – should the US elections go global.


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The poll was conducted by the GlobeScan/PIPA Institute and covered 21 states: Kenya, Poland, Pakistan, Malaysia, India, Nigeria, Panama, Canada, South Korea, Turkey, Japan, China, Germany, UK, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Peru, Indonesia, France and Spain.


The results were conclusive – 20 out of the 21 states surveyed would vote for Obama.


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The BBC poll found that the American president enjoyed resounding popularity in France (72%), followed by Australia (67%), Canada and Nigeria (66%), and Britain (65%.)


The only country which would rather see Romney named president was Pakistan.


Islamabad has seen more drone attacks against terror bases during Obama's term in office, and was the battleground where Osama bin Laden was killed.


According to the data, 14% of those polled in the Islamic state favored Romney, 11% would vote for Obama and 75% said they had no opinion on the matter.


Brazil favored Obama over Romney 65% to 6%, as did Mexico (43%-7%), Germany (64%-8%) Spain (45%-1%), Turkey (34%-9%), Indonesia (59%-3%), India (36-12%), Japan (33%-9%) and China (28%-9%).


Israel was not included in the survey.



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פרסום ראשון: 11.06.12, 02:17
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