A UPI/CVoter/Gallup poll of people in more than 30 countries shows U.S. President Barack Obama would win by 81% to 19% if they were allowed to vote in the U.S. election. The highest levels of support were in Iceland (98%), Netherlands, Portugal & Germany (97%), Ireland & Denmark (96%), and Switzerland, France and Finland (95%).
The only country showing majority support for Romney is Israel (65%), after which the highest support for Romney is in Pakistan (41%), Georgia (36%), Macedonia (30%), China (29%), Lebanon (26%), Iraq (20%) and India (19%).
Asked how much impact a US President has on their country, 63% said it was high or very high and 29% less than that with 9% not knowing.
The situation in the US is very different but the latest polls in the swing states – even before the latest Vice-Presidential debate in which Joe Biden trounced Paul Ryan – are still encouraging (according to Salon.com):
- In Michigan: Obama leads 46-44 percent according to Gravis.
- In Ohio: Obama leads 51-45 percent according to an NBC/WSJ/Marist poll; Obama leads 47-46 according toPulse Opinion Research, Obama leads 48-47 according to Rasmussen.
- In Virginia: Romney leads 48-47 percent, according to NBC/WSJ/Marist; Obama leads 51-46 percent, according to CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac; Obama and Romney are tied at 48 percent, according to Pulse Opinion Research.
- In Colorado: Romney leads 48 -47 percent, according to a CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac poll.
- In Wisconsin: Obama leads 50-47 percent, according to CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac; Obama leads 50-46 percent, according to Pulse Opinion Research.
- In Florida: Obama leads 47-46 percent, according to NBC/WSJ/Marist.
- In Pennsylvania: Obama leads 47-45 percent, according to Pulse Opinion Research