If the Rest of the World was Voting in the US Presidential Election…

by Joshua Tucker on November 5, 2012 · 5 comments

in Campaigns and elections,Comparative Politics

… it would be a long night (both literally and figuratively) for Romney. From the a BBC World Service poll conducted largely in July and August:


OKDem November 5, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Has anyone told the Tea Party that Mitt Romney polls best overseas in Kenya?

Also it seems Mitt did not make a good impression in France, despite doing more door to door than than the last 6 years in the US.

Jeremiah Stanghini November 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Like OKDem, I find the fact that of the countries listed, Romney polls best in Kenya, dripping with irony.

Also a little ironic (but not nearly as much) is that of the countries listed, France polls best for Pres. Obama.

Andreas Moser November 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Kenya obviously the biggest surprise there.

People of a different tribe than President Obama’s ancestors seem to be even more hostile to him than the Tea Party. Or it is jealousy.

Dave November 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm

No, no. The real surprise is that Pakistanis think they will be better off under Romney. I don’t think they fathom what an anathema their govt. has become to ANY U.S. President.

Peter Principle November 6, 2012 at 12:18 am

I’m surprised Mitt didn’t cut a last minute commercial about Obama’s 72% vote share in France.

Oh wait, I forgot: “je me’appelle Mitt.”

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