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

ObamaRomney
Portugal94%6%
Belgium93%7%
Austria93%7%
Finland93%7%
Germany92%8%
Sweden90%10%
Brazil90%10%
France88%12%
Mexico88%12%
Indonesia87%13%
Italy87%13%
United Kingdom85%15%
Hong Kong85%15%
Costa Rica83%17%
Argentina83%17%
Canada83%17%
Spain82%18%
Singapore82%18%
Greece82%18%
Global total81%19%
Chile80%20%
Latin America79%21%
Middle East79%21%
Venezuela77%23%
Colombia77%23%
Peru75%25%
Japan75%25%
Turkey73%27%
Russia73%27%
Taiwan69%31%
South Africa68%32%
Thailand65%35%
India64%36%
Poland64%36%
Philippines62%38%
China48%52%
Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

November 2012

Region

Worldwide

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"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "2012 U.S. election part I finances"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.