Thanks to The Economist the whole world can rightly have its vote on who should be president of the world’s global super power. Unfortunately it won’t count in the real thing, but it’s fascinating to see what the world really thinks, especially as most Economist readers are likely to be key decision makers and influencers in their countries.
What makes The Economist poll so interesting is that it is a Global Electoral College that tries to mimic the real US system, but on a global scale with electoral college votes awarded by population.
So far it’s a landslide in favour of the Obama/Biden ticket with most countries showing as ‘Strong Obama’. In fact the only place where McCain is making any sort of showing is El Salvador and even that is only ‘Leaning McCain’.
Let’s hope American voters will agree.