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Excerpt: "A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney."

While most of the world favors President Obama, Pakistan supports Mitt Romney. (photo: Getty Images)
While most of the world favors President Obama, Pakistan supports Mitt Romney. (photo: Getty Images)

Pakistan Chooses Mitt Romney?

By BBC News

24 October 12


A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

n average of 50% favoured Mr Obama, with 9% for Mr Romney, in the survey of 21,797 people in 21 countries.

Only Pakistan's respondents said they would prefer to see Mr Romney win November's election.

France was the most strongly pro-Obama (72%).

The survey was conducted by GlobeScan/PIPA between 3 July and 3 September. your social media marketing partner


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+21 # SMoonz 2012-10-24 15:09
They're probably tired of all the drone strikes...
+15 # TrueAmericanPatriot 2012-10-24 20:37
No...Mittsy's probably working with Bain-Capital, under the radar, to ship some low-wage jobs to Pakistan. There's no telling what else he has up his scaly sleeves!

I'm glad to see that the rest of the world is awake!!!

OBAMA - BIDEN 2012!!!

THE ALTERNATIVE IS "SNAKE EYES!" (Not just a crap out)
+1 # AndreM5 2012-10-25 11:25
No, the alternative is "zombie eyed granny starvers."
+17 # Bill Clements 2012-10-24 22:49
Make no mistake: if Romney wins the presidency, and his many Bush neocon foreign policy advisors are hired to become part of the administration, Pakistan will see even MORE drone attacks!

If Obama's campaign were smart, they'd fashion an ad around these charts. It's a no-brainer.
+5 # SMoonz 2012-10-25 00:42
So the ad could say:
"Hey Pakistan, Obama has attacked you with drones, but Romney will attack you even more!"

Sounds like a sigh of relief to the Pakistani people...
+15 # hsfrey 2012-10-24 23:29
Interesting that they left out Israel.

I suspect they would prefer Romney, given Obama's more 'even-handed' approach to the Palestinian problem.

And, is it any surprise that Pakistan wouldn't be well-disposed to the guy who is killing their citizens with drone attacks?
+2 # AndreM5 2012-10-25 11:26
Not likely. Israel says they have worked with no President more supportive or cooperative than Obama.
+1 # Glen 2012-10-26 08:35
However, Romney is an old friend of Israel's beloved leader. That says a great deal, and Romney has benefited mightily from that friendship.
+8 # Merschrod 2012-10-25 04:08
On Pakistan, note that about 75% of those polled must have said "other" "no opinion?"

Polls over the last few years in Pakistan show very low "appreciation" of US policies. It goes back years and years ago to US support for many unpopular issues in Pakistan.
+2 # maggie_zhou 2012-10-25 08:58
Notice the missing percentages? Probably they answered "Neither is acceptable". Had the Green Party candidate been offered as a choice, they would have worldwide recognition, because Green Party is based on a global platform of equality, justice, and ecological balance.

Just like they methodically exclude all third party candidates from "official" debates, administered by the Commission on Presidential Debates that is owned and run by the Dem and Repub parties and their corporate funders, they also black out third party candidates in these "polls", or at least in how BBC reports about them.

To watch the "real" presidential debates (recordings of several debates), from outlets like DemocracyNow.or g, see details at:
+2 # tbcrawford 2012-10-25 10:23
Despite insular, disinterested people who believe the myth we are the most important nation in the world (we aren't in the many other ways one can judge...militar y power is not everything), I was thrilled to see the global agreement that Obama is acknowledged as the preferred leader of our country. It was one of his goals and one he's been very successful in attaining. He is not responsible for the turmoil tearing apart the Islamic world, including the tribal conflict and sectarian violence. Corruption, poverty, illiteracy in much of the world results in riots, anger and the need to blame someone. US policies have brought much blame upon ourselves. A quick look at our bullying agricultural agenda is a good example. Obama is anything but perfect but he has done a very good job trying to provide positive leadership in much of this arena. And, often the enemies at home have been as bad as those abroad!
+1 # Corvette-Bob 2012-10-25 15:32
If the people knew a little about Mitt Romney in Pakistan they would demand a recount.
+5 # Corvette-Bob 2012-10-25 15:36
I would like to add a comment about the drone attacks. I heard a political leader from Pakistan talking about the drones that are continously flighing over the country and the people can hear the sound but have no idea where and when the drone will decide go explode on a building. The children are being terrorised and traumatized to such an extent that many will be forever scarred. It not simply a devise that only hurts a few, but it is in effect is injuring many people psychologically and it needs to be stopped now.
+2 # Glen 2012-10-26 08:37
Once Americans are aware that drones are flying over the U.S. and will be more so in the future, that same psychological campaign will begin for them, too.

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