Pakistan prefers Romney over Obama: BBC poll

Pakistan is the only overseas country polled to give preference to Republican US Presidential candidate.


Web Desk October 24, 2012

A new poll conducted by the BBC World Service has found that Pakistan is the only overseas country of those polled that said they would prefer to see Republican US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney win the November elections.

According to the poll, both US presidential candidates were given less than 20% approval by Pakistanis, with Romney leading by a narrow margin.

Aside from Pakistan, the poll found "sharply higher" overseas approval of US President Barack Obama in general.

An average of 50% of those polled favored Obama, with 9% favoring Romney, in the survey of over 20,000 people in 21 countries.

France was the most strongly pro-Obama, with approval standing at 72%, followed by Australia, Kenya, Nigeria and Canada.

The survey was conducted by GlobeScan/PIPA between 3 July and 3 September.

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COMMENTS (16)

gp65 | 8 years ago | Reply

If anyone saw the foregin policy debate on Oct 22, then it must be clear that as far as policies that concern Pakistan are concerned both are identical: - drones to continue - condtional aid to continue - pull back from Afghanistan to happen by 2014 December.

Romney is obviously less aware about foreign affairs ( Iran accesses the sea through Syria!!!) but conceivably catch up if he came to power.

Niether sees Pakistan in a very positive light. Obama referred to it in conjunction with Somalia and Yemen. The only way Romney defined it as a country with 100 nukes with weak civilian government.

It Is (still) Economy Stupid | 8 years ago | Reply

People are debating report card from there major donor.

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