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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:51 PM

What if the world could vote in the US election?

So what would the election look like if the world really could vote? The short answer: nothing like the razor-thin race unfolding at home. Obama is preferred over Mitt Romney in 31 out of 32 countries in the UPI poll and 20 out of 21 countries in another BBC World Service/GlobeScan/PIPA survey. Fifty-one percent of respondents in the UPI poll said they would cast a ballot for Obama, with more people saying they wouldn't vote for either candidate (18 percent) than would vote for the Republican nominee (12 percent). In the BBC survey, 50 percent of respondents chose Obama and only 9 percent selected Romney.

RED STATES

There is really only one red (foreign) state in this election, and it's Israel. In a poll conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University last week, 52 percent of Israelis said a Romney win would be preferable for Israeli interests, compared with 25 percent who said the same about Obama. The divide was starker among Jewish Israelis, who backed Romney by a 57-22 margin, with support for the GOP candidate strongest among right-wingers. A plurality of Arab Israelis, by contrast, favored Obama (45 percent) over Romney (15 percent). Earlier this fall, a YouGov-Cambridge survey found that 0 percent of Palestinian respondents felt that Romney's election would make them more favorable to the United States (nearly 50 percent said it would have no impact on their feelings toward America).

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/31/blue_planet

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shaayecanaan Nov 2012 OP
azurnoir Nov 2012 #1
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Response to shaayecanaan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:03 PM

1. Obama still would have won

but it's not just Israel who did not want to see Obama re-elected it was Pakistan too, something they have in common I guess

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:49 PM

2. I guess having drone bombs dropping hither and thither

can have an impact on one's popularity.

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:46 PM

3. Only 14 percent in Pakistan would have voted for Romney.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:57 PM

5. BBC Worlld poll

BBC poll: Rest of world favours Obama

An average of 50% favoured Mr Obama, with 9% for Mr Romney, in the survey of 21,797 people in 21 countries.

Only Pakistan's respondents said they would prefer to see Mr Romney win November's election.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20008687

Israel was not among the countries polled

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Response to shaayecanaan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:47 PM

4. What if the US could vote in the Israeli election?

Think about that question, if you would.

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