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Europe wants Obama to win

Barack Obama is Europe’s preferred candidate to win the U.S. presidential election in November, according to a British newspaper poll. The survey also reveals a striking level of anti-American feeling across the countries surveyed.

The poll was carried out in Russia, Italy, Germany, France and the UK. It found there were significantly more Obama fans in these countries.

Italy is the most pro-Obama state, with 70 per cent saying they would choose him if they had the vote. Russia has the fewest Obama fans at just 31 per cent.

Meantime, the Republican nominee, John McCain, doesn’t have many European admirers.
 
Russia has the most with 24 per cent, but just six per cent of Germans favour him for the presidency.

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