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20 Nov, 2008 10:34

Russians would vote for Obama

Russians would vote for Obama

Last weekend it was officially confirmed that if given the right, Russians would definitely vote to Barack Obama.

The results of a survey conducted by thein 140 cities clearly show that Russians see nothing unusual about the race of a head of state. Exactly 50% of Russians see no problem with a leader’s race differing from their own affecting their voter behaviour.

26% of Russians believe that that this choice of the American people is a triumph of democracy and equality in the U.S.

12% believe this choice symbolizes a deep system crisis of the American society.

The 2008 Presidential Election in the U.S. drew record public attention in Russia. Over 69% of respondents showed awareness of the event, unlike 2004 America’s presidential election where only 36% showed their interest.

The number of Russians supporting Barack Obama nearly doubled over the last four months, growing from 22% according to July’s survey, to 38% this November.

John McCain would have garnered only 4% of the Russian votes, as opposed to the 6% back in July.

As to the remaining 58% of Russians, 37% would either ignore the election, and 21% did not have the slightest idea it was actually taking place. This should be no surprise considering the fact that Russians were asked about a presidential election of a different country on the opposite side of the globe.