BBC Poll: Every Country But Pakistan Wants Obama for Four More Years
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- 2012 Oct 25
A newly released global poll by BBC World Service has found that President Barack Obama is the clear favorite worldwide over GOP candidate Mitt Romney, the Christian Post reports. The poll, which surveyed dozens of countries and asked 21,797 people for their opinions, found that Obama, who was warmly accepted by the international community four years ago, still remains very popular with foreigners. In fact, every country polled showed people would prefer four more years of Obama rather than a Romney presidency -- with Pakistan being the only exception. Obama received the widest support in France, where 72 percent of respondents said they would vote for him. He enjoyed more than 60 percent support in Canada, Kenya, Nigeria, Australia, Panama, Germany, the United Kingdom and Brazil, and more than 50 percent support in Indonesia and South Korea. Only in Pakistan did respondents say they would prefer Romney to win, and the vote was much closer than the other countries polled. The survey, however, was conducted from July 3 through Sept. 3, meaning it is not reflective of any effects the presidential debates might have had on international opinions.