From the Wires
Dear America, the Rest of the World Says: Choose Obama
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 4, 2012 07:02 PM
LONDON, November 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
MSN global poll reveals who the world wants as the next President of the United States
An MSN poll of more than 570,000 people, across 36 countries (outside the USA) has revealed the world wants Barack Obama to remain as President.
When asked who they would choose if they could vote for either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, the majority in almost every country favoured Obama. The overall score being 81% in favour of the current president and just 19% preferring the Republican challenger Romney.
China is the only country that would prefer Romney as the next President of the United States, giving him 52% of the vote compared to 48% for Obama.
In Britain Obama grabbed a whopping 85% of the vote.
Duncan Hooper, managing editor of MSN News & Sport, says: "Mitt Romney lost all hope of winning Britons' hearts after suggesting the country wasn't ready to host the Olympics. He made so many gaffes during a visit to London that it became known as the 'Romneyshambles'.
"On the other hand, Barack Obama is still remembered as the man who represented a significant and welcome change in direction after the much maligned George W Bush's eight years in the White House. Obama's struggles on the domestic scene have gone largely unreported over here compared with his dignified and well-timed overseas visits."
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Results broken down by country
Country Percentage of Obama votes Percentage of Romney votes Argentina 83% 17% Austria 93% 7% Belgium 93% 7% Brazil 90% 10% Canada 83% 17% Chile 80% 20% China 48% 52% Colombia 77% 23% Costa Rica 83% 17% Finland 93% 7% France 88% 12% Germany 92% 8% Greece 82% 18% Hong Kong 85% 15% India 64% 36% Indonesia 87% 13% Ireland 86% 14% Italy 87% 13% Japan 75% 25% Latin America (other) 79% 21% Mexico 88% 12% Middle East 79% 21% Peru 75% 25% Philippines 62% 38% Poland 64% 36% Portugal 94% 6% Russia 73% 27% Singapore 82% 18% South Africa 68% 32% Spain 82% 18% Sweden 90% 10% Taiwan 69% 31% Thailand 65% 35% Turkey 73% 27% UK 85% 15% Venezuela 77% 23% Total 81% 19%
Notes to Editors:
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About MSN UK
Since its launch in 1995, MSN has become one of the world's most influential and recognisable publishing brands. With 28.5 million UK unique users a month*, more than bbc.co.uk, Sky Online or Yahoo!, and 61 per cent reach across the UK's internet audience*, MSN UK utilises the power of Microsoft's technology expertise and offers unrivalled breadth of opportunity for editorial and advertising innovation. MSN UK is also complemented by Windows Live, a new set of personal Internet services and software, which is designed to bring together all the relationships, information and interests people care about most in one place, with enhanced safety and security features across their PC, devices and the Web.
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