[UPI] If U.S. elections were a global affair, 63 percent said they would vote and 81 percent said they would support Obama, compared to 19 percent for Romney. Among U.S. voters, the two candidates are separated by only 3-5 percentage points, recent polls have indicated, giving Obama the edge.
“In 29 of the 32 countries polled, Obama’s rating for policies and competence is 55 percent and above, the lowest figure being in Pakistan,” the pollsters said. “In seven countries, the approval for his policies and competence is in the 90s, and in another nine it is in the 80s.”
Obama’s support was highest in Iceland (98 percent); Netherlands, Portugal, Germany (97 percent); Ireland, Denmark (96 percent); Switzerland, France, Finland (95 percent); Italy and Turkey (94 percent); Brazil (93 percent); Romania, Saudi Arabia (91 percent) and Australia (90 percent)
“Surprisingly, support for Romney fails to match Obama’s everywhere except Israel. The most notable is Pakistan, where despite Obama’s controversial handling of AfPak [Afghanistan and Pakistan] that has nosedived ties with Islamabad and where an overwhelming majority of citizens increasingly identify America as an archenemy, Obama leads 59 percent to 41 percent among those who would vote — although the actual numbers are 13 percent to 9 percent in Obama’s favor, as a majority of Pakistanis say either they don’t know or they would choose neither,” pollsters noted.
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