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2012 election: how the world would vote between Obama and Romney

This survey shows the results of a worldwide poll about voting preferences in the upcoming 2012 elections in the United States. Respondents from 35 countries were asked for whom they would vote if they could vote in the U.S. election, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. In 34 out of 35 countries the majority of respondents voted for Barack Obama. Only among Chinese respondents Mitt Romney got more votes than Obama.

Global preferences for Obama and Romney in the 2012 election, by country

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Release date

November 2012



Survey time period

October 15 to 26, 2012

Number of respondents

More than 570,000

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Polls were run on MSN sites and MSN Facebook fan pages.

Original question was posed as follows: "If you could vote in the US election who would you vote for? Barack Obama/Mitt Romney"

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