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    Oh what the hell. I was reading the first graph wrong. Geez Romney did really poorly. Good gravy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    Am I missing something? I thought Obama's father was from Kenya and it looks like a strong Obama showing there.

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    That's my understanding as well...though Obama obviously carried Kenya, it was also the most pro-Romney country.
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    It looks like Kenya was one place where most people pretty much had an opinion as the top three countries get closer to adding up to 100%. The Pakistan numbers add up to just over 20%, so I am guessing most people didn't give a crap or even know who both candidates were. Kenya looks as if it had the highest response of any country, which makes sense and probably accounts for the higher Romney figures.

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    The countries at the top of the graph definitely have more people who express preferences, either way - well, particularly for Obama. I'd bet in Pakistan down at the bottom people are still pretty aware of the election and both candidates, but might not express a preference because of a feeling that either candidate would amount to the same for them - in a negative way, I think, as anti-US feelings are supposed to be quite high. Still, yes, Pakistan is the one country which would have elected Romney. Everywhere else wants Obama.

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    Who gives a crap what garbage the BBC churns out. Where's their supporting documentation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Who gives a crap what garbage the BBC churns out. Where's their supporting documentation?
    Well, the BBC has been a large and trusted news organisation for decades. Hard to do better than them, really. And as the graphic says: 'Source BBC/GlobalScan/PIPA'. GlobalScan is a Canadian polling organisation, and PIPA is the Program on International Policy Attitudes based in the States, from what I see after a quick check.

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    Most "large and trusted news organisations" are far from objective. They all have an agenda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Most "large and trusted news organisations" are far from objective. They all have an agenda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Most "large and trusted news organisations" are far from objective. They all have an agenda.
    Where's your supporting documentation of this?

    But seriously, what was the point in demanding sources only to disregard them once provided? Were you actually interested in how the BBC got the data, and did you check the sources you requested? Just curious. Can't tell if you actually doubt the veracity of the data, or simply dispute its interpretive significance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    i absentee voted weeks ago.
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