Saturday, June 14, 2008

The WORLD wants Obama to be next US President

I just spoke with a friend who returned from Europe last week and told me "everyone he spoke to supports Obama as the next US President."
The most extensive survey to date on the subject - The Pew Global Attitudes Project - surveyed more than 24,000 people in 24 countries, March 17 to April 21 and found Obama to be the overwhelming choice around the world, the polls were virtually unanimous. Except for the US and Jordan that show equal support for both candidates, it's unanimous - the world has more confidence in Obama than McCain, and this difference is overwhelming in Europe.

People around the world who have been paying attention to the American election express more confidence in Barack Obama than in John McCain to do the right thing regarding world affairs. McCain is rated lower than Obama in every country surveyed, except for the United States where his rating matches Obama's, as well as in Jordan... Obama's advantage over McCain is overwhelming in the Western European countries surveyed. The survey also finds a widespread belief that U.S. foreign policy "will change for the better" after the inauguration of a new American president next year.

The Houston Chronicle said it best with the headline:

If the world had a vote, it would be for Obama

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