World: It's Obama in a Landslide

Democrat beats McCain 4 to 1 in global poll
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2008 8:07 AM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. speaks during a news conference at Stebbins High School in Riverside, Ohio, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008.    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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(Newser) – John McCain and Barack Obama are running neck-and-neck Stateside, but if planet Earth were casting votes for US president, Obama would be collecting his key to the White House. The BBC polled more than 22,000 people in 22 countries, who picked Obama over McCain by a margin of 4 to 1. People in Kenya, birthplace of Obama's father, favored the Democrat the most —by a margin of 82%.