World favours Obama over Romney: Poll

2012-10-24 17:03
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London - People around the world overwhelmingly favour US President Barack Obama over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a poll carried out for the BBC World Service has found.

An average of 50% favoured Obama, against 9% for Romney, with Pakistan the only one of the 21 countries questioned indicating they would prefer to see Romney win the election in November.

France gave the strongest support to Obama, with a 72% approval rating, according to the survey of 21 797 people.

The survey was carried out by GlobeScan/PIPA between 3 July and 3 September, before the four TV debates between the candidates and their running mates.

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