Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:51 PM
shaayecanaan (6,068 posts)
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.
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).
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What if the world could vote in the US election? (Original post)
Response to shaayecanaan (Original post)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:03 PM
azurnoir (45,850 posts)
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
Response to azurnoir (Reply #1)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:46 PM
oberliner (43,208 posts)
3. Only 14 percent in Pakistan would have voted for Romney.
Response to oberliner (Reply #3)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:57 PM
azurnoir (45,850 posts)
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.
Israel was not among the countries polled