Skip to comments.A new poll in 35 countries suggests ..prefer .. Kerry as US president over George W Bush.
Posted on 09/21/2004 1:24:24 PM PDT by Former Military Chick
A new poll in 35 countries suggests that people around the world would prefer Democratic challenger John Kerry as US president over George W Bush.
Global research company GlobeScan Inc and the University of Maryland found clear leads for Mr Kerry among those polled in 30 of the countries.
Only Filipino, Polish and Nigerian respondents clearly backed Mr Bush.
Most said Mr Bush's foreign policy had made them feel worse about the US since his election in 2000.
Kerry would win handily if the people of the world were to elect the US president
Meanwhile, a new survey of American and European public attitudes also suggested there had been a dramatic leap in the latter's criticism of US foreign policy.
More than three-quarters of Europeans surveyed in 10 countries by the German Marshall Fund of the US said they disapproved of President Bush's international actions, 20% more than two years ago.
The survey also showed sharp differences in how governments should respond to potential threats from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
More than 80% of Americans thought war could achieve justice - more than twice the proportion of Europeans.
The GlobeScan/Maryland poll, of 34,330 people, was conducted mainly in July and August.
POLL RESULTS (KERRY-BUSH)
Source: GlobeScan Inc/University of Maryland PIPA
Because of access difficulties, polling was restricted to metropolitan areas in 11 of the countries.
"Only one in five want to see Bush re-elected," said Steven Kull, the director of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA).
"Though he is not as well known, Kerry would win handily if the people of the world were to elect the US president."
Mr Kerry scored best in traditional US allies, such as Canada and Western European countries.
The highest margin was in Norway, where 74% of respondents backed Mr Kerry compared with just 7% for Mr Bush. The strongest negative views about US foreign policy appeared to come from Germany, where 83% said their view of the US had got worse.
Respondents in all the Latin American countries polled, including neighbours Mexico, also went for the Democrat, with the biggest majority - 57% to 14% - in Brazil.
The picture was more mixed in Asia. Only respondents in the Philippines clearly backed Mr Bush, but there was an almost even divide in India and Thailand.
Organisers of the poll attributed the Philippine result to US aid to a military campaign against Islamist rebels in the south of the country.
Need the internals to see how Al Qaida polled.
Did they poll Americans to see if they'd favor the re-election of Jacques Chirac or Gerhard Schroeder?
Nah, I didn't think so.
looks like hamster boy is running in the wrong election
Oh, no. The world doesn't like our President. If they'd poll Americans, we wouldn't vote for their sorry ass leaders either.
THey would love to see The Fraud in office, the rest of the world would be able to walk all over the USA.
When Jaques Fraud Kerry loses the election, he's still got time to go run for President of Iraq though.
This post is days old. Let's move on.
One of the thing most of the people in the countries polled seem not to realize is that it's not so important what they think of us, or who ought to be our President; rather, it's far more important what we think of them.
At the moment with their attitudes I am thinking of them mostly as target rich environments.
Of course they want Kerry to win. They know a country is only as strong as its leaders and Kerry is WEAK.
The article fails to mention that North Korea, Cuba and other hellholes also favor Kerry for obvious reasons.
I don't recall the world taking a straw poll on who the next Great Twit Poohbah should lead Bumphuq Egypt.
I think they would find that there are few Americans who would vote for their existing governments.
Good! KERRY can now run for President of the 'UN'-aliegned nations!
All the more reason to vote for President Bush --- 4 more years!!!!!!!
I wonder if BBC reported a poll that said that the German High Ministry would prefer to keep Chambermaid as PM or switch to Churchill?
We must be doing something right!
WHO CARES WHAT THE WORLD WANTS!!!!!!!!
British Bolshevik Company
There you go. You'd probably have a big Kerry swing here with that kind of polling.
Well the US wants George Bush as President.
Look at their source of news. CNN Europe is suppose to be worse than here - if the people got ALL the news vs. CENSORED news these figures may be differenct.
It just shows how cowardly the world has become. They are not willing to come to grips with the world Terrorist problem, so they would rather we do the job for them. That is a mark of real cowards. Most of them think if they lay low and do not side with us, it will go away or they will be spared.. What total fools. It will catch up to them someday.
I don't speak their language.
And in another recent poll conducted in the Federation of Planets, Nader would win. And China? They don't even get to vote for their own leaders? -- Jay Leno
Too bad they didn't ask the question, "Would you want Kerry as the president of YOUR country?"
Try ... which of those countries would YOU wish to spend the rest of YOUR life in?
As should already be clear, we don't answer to the rest of the world.
Looks like that's exactly the reason to re-elect W! I for one am tired of worrying what the rest of the world thinks. I beleive we did entirely too much of that during the Clinton Admin. If we hadn't worried about everybody else we could have had Bin Laden years ago and perhaps 9/11 could have been averted.
I believe you're on to something. Isn't France looking for a new president? They love the Poodle there, 64 - 5%.
Surely he and 'the Ketchup Queen' have a mansion or two or six there already, so it should be no problem.
'Laissez les bons temps rouler'
Since "Misery likes company"/, does it surprise you that those socialist/communist countries want to change the US to their way of thinking?
At least we have a few things left that the EUrinals don't have any more.
Freedom of the press ( I really have to question that one), which they just abolished with their infamous "Caroline decision".
We don't have Nazis holding down seats in congress.
We don't tax our citizens into poverty.
We, unlike the EUrinals have not become too lazy to breed, bankrupting their Social Empire.
Sounds like a cool bumper sticker:
"Annoy the rest of the world. Re-Elect Bush/Cheney."
all of al qaeda and tawhid and jihad and every other islamic terrorist wants kerry to win also so what is your point? no US citizen gives a shit what everyone else wants or thinks, that is liberals jobs to listen to
LOL...lets offer to run the campaign in france .
This poll reminds me of the three card monte dealers in Times Square. It was amazing to see how quickly they zeroed in on the chumps and their money. They all know an easy mark when they see one.
"Where's they lady? Where's the lady?
They look for a fool and usually find one.
So, they would all like the US to pay them taxes too!
While I do not put much stock in such polls and overseas news, I cannot just ignore it, doing so doesn't make it not exist.