Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Obama Wins Europe

If the U.S. election were today, it seems that no matter what country was voting, that Obama would be the winner.

The most recent poll on CNN shows 53% of Americans for Obama and 45% of Americans for McCain.

In 20 Minuten, Zürich’s free morning paper, the numbers are even higher for Obama:

Netherlands: 95% for Obama

Germany: 85% for Obama

France, Spain, Australia: 75% for Obama

Switzerland: 68% for Obama

This makes me wonder what is holding Americans back in comparison? Racism? Love of mavericks? I’d be interested to hear comments from readers.

14 comments:

Suzer said...

As Bill Maher says: The United Stupid of America.

1/4 of the population are stupid rednecks that vote based on how similar the person is to them.

1/4 votes with their penny pinching pocketbooks.

1/2 votes feverishly for hope and change.



By the way... great blog. Love to hear about your expat experiences.

Swiss Miss said...

Thanks for your comments, glad you like the blog.

I also think people vote on personal issues that shouldn't even be presented--like abortion--instead of looking at the global picture.

Matt Morelli said...

You can add the United Kingdom to the list of European countries who are overwhelmingly in favour of Obama. That might have something to do with media coverage of McCain being almost non-existent.

Swiss Miss said...

That's a good point about the media coverage. Although in Switzerland there seems to be enough coverage of Palin.

Swiss Miss said...

Another good comment someone made when we were discussing this was that Europeans can separate themselves from the religious part of it. This is something that all Americans should do but don't.

Adrian said...

I think it's primarily the point of view. Europeans look for their benefits, they depend heavily on the politics of America. Americans don't have to see the whole, the global picture. One can say those are rednecks. I don't know.

If there is change Americans will have to pay the price. Not Europeans and not the rest of world --they can actually only profit. It just boils down to this.

As a Swiss Expat in America my Swiss heart (and brain) is 95% in favor of Obama. My American stuffed gut is only at 55%

Traveler For Good said...

Palin has probably been getting more news coverage here at home than Obama, McCain and Biden combined. She was on the cover of newseek again last week. It's great to see women moving up in politics, but I'm a bit concerned when someone has barely ever left the country.

Swiss Miss said...

I completely agree. When I read the New York Times, all the editorials are on Palin. While most are not complimentary, it is crazy how much coverage she gets!

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