While America Remains Torn, the Rest of the World Supports Obama
President Obama won the last of three debates last night, which makes it 2 out of 3 for the president, but the American electorate still remains torn. Although it is too early to determine whether President Obama will get a bump in the polls from last night’s debate win, most of the polls leading up to the debate showed a tightening race.
Romney is holding steady with a 6-point lead over President Obama according to Monday’s Gallup daily tracking poll. And according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Romney is at 47.4 percent support and Obama at 46.7.
But the rest of the planet overwhelmingly supports President Obama, according to BBC News:
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.
Pakistan’s lack of support for President Obama likely has a lot to do with the drones President Obama has unleashed on that country. The Pakistani government called on the U.S. to end the drone bombings, and the Obama administration responded by increasing drone attacks. In addition, the Obama administration also violated Pakistan’s sovereignty when U.S. Navy Seals went in and killed Osama bin Laden, so there’s that as well.
But the rest of the world still prefers President Obama to his rival Mitt Romney, so what should that tell us? That the world is smarter than most Americans, who seem ready and willing to put a man without a core in the White House.
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