Economist readers overwhelmingly endorse Obama in global vote

There are a host of websites which enable non-US citizens around the world to cast symbolic votes (see our left sidebar). Now, no less an authority than the Economist newspaper has weighted in by creating an online "Global Electoral College". The Economist explains: "As in America, each country has been allocated a minimum of three electoral-college votes with extra votes allocated in proportion to population size. With over 6.5 billion people enfranchised, the result is a much larger electoral college of 9,875 votes." Voting ends midnight on 1st November.

At the moment, with nearly 15,000 votes cast so far, Senator Obama has 81% of the global popular vote and is ahead in every country, giving him 7,991/9,875 potential electoral votes (the remaining 1,884 relate to countries where not more than 10 votes have been cast). These results, coming from the readers of such a high-brow weekly newspaper, which has been known to back Republican candidates (such as Ronald Regan), is a stunning outcome. The many polls and articles we have highlighted over the last year have made it clear that Senator Obama is favoured by ordinary people around the world. This remarkable Economist poll gives a strong indication that the global elite shares the same view.

(P.S. We should declare an interest here, as one of TWWO team - Justin - happens to work for the Economist, but it's a big company and he only learnt about this poll when he opened today's issue of the newspaper! See Wikipedia for more info on The Economist)


Apryl said...

Is this true?
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David said...

There’s only one week left until the voting date, and controversies surrounding both the Democrat and Republican camps continue to surface. News sources are eager to report that the Republican National Committee spent upwards of $150,000 on Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin’s campaign trail wardrobe. Although this story has created a flood of negative publicity, anti-Republican attacks, and the like, I am not falling for it. In fact, both Palin and Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama have spent large sums of money on clothing, and it doesn’t affect my voting decision. This is not the most important thing that we, as a voter take a look at. After all, we live in a material society where appearance and possessions, more than anything else, are the main things by which we judge people. If you had one candidate blazing the campaign trail in well-selected designer apparel, and the other candidate fully clad in Wal-Mart clothes, the latter would be taken less seriously. Plus, look at all the attention Sarah Palin has received from her pricey wardrobe. Maybe it’s not such a bad political move. Ultimately, I hope that Americans will look past the clothes and form their opinions based on the issues. We need to vote for the candidate that supports our freedom for personal financial responsibility and the continued access to no fax payday loans.
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