If Europeans were to elect the American presidentJune 1, 2008 at 5:10 pm | Posted in Politics | 6 Comments
Tags: Barack Obama, Iraq, Iraq War, Italy, John McCain, United States
then Senator Obama would soon move into the White House. An interesting, partially disturbing survey conducted by the British Telegraph revealed that Obama would receive 52%, whereas John McCain would only receive 15% of European votes. Further results of the survey:
A clear majority of Russians – 56 per cent – believe the US is a “force for evil” in the world. In Britain, only 33 per cent see America as a “force for good”. [...]
Meanwhile, Mr Obama, the only consistent opponent of the Iraq war in the race for the presidency, commands a clear lead. He is especially popular in Italy, where a remarkable 70 per cent would vote for him if they could.
In France, historically the European country with the strongest anti-American sentiment, 65 per cent would back Mr Obama. In Germany, the Democratic Senator would get 67 per cent of the vote – while Mr McCain would receive a derisory six per cent. [...]
The Telegraph poll found that Italy has overtaken Britain to become the most pro-American country out of Europe’s four largest nations. Almost half – 49 per cent – of Italians see America as a “force for good” with only 27 per cent believing Washington is a “force for evil”.
- This research, commissioned by Telegraph.co.uk, was carried out online between May 23 and 29 by YouGov plc. The total sample was 6,256 (broken down into Britain 2,241; France 1,005; Russia 1,001; Italy 1,004; Germany 1,005).