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Obama Has Massive Lead in Global Poll

6:37 PM, Oct 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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It is not even close: In a world poll of the U.S. presidential race, President Barack Obama is the clear favorite over Governor Mitt Romney. By a margin of 50-9 percent, Obama is favored in the poll of 21,797 respondents in 21 countries around the world.

"France was the most strongly pro-Obama (72%)," according to the BBC. The only country that would select Romney over Obama is Pakistan, though neither candidate gets more than 20 percent of the support in that country.

And the country where Romney polls the highest? Kenya. But even there, Romney's support does not even eclipse the 20 percent mark.

The poll was conducted by the BBC, and did not sample folks in America, where the polls show a much tighter race. 

Here's a graphic showing how Obama's support ranks in the countries that were polled:

Credit: BBCCredit: BBC

And here's a chart showing how Romney's support ranks:

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