Obama tops new world poll with Pinoys picking McCain

Barack Obama trounced McCain anew with a 4 to 1 margin in a new Gallup poll covering 70 countries that asked who they prefer to be elected as the next US president.

In a surprising twist, more Filipinos chose McCain over Obama.

Gallup reports that 30 percent of respondents chose Obama while only eight percent picked McCain. 62 percent did not have an opinion.

The surprise? Only Georgia and the Philippines preferred McCain over Obama in the Gallup survey, with 28 percent of Filipino respondents picking the Republican or eight points more than the Democrat’s 20 percent.

Read the Gallup report here.

A BBC World Service survey last month said that 46 percent of Filipino respondents preferred Obama over McCain who got 22 percent.

Click here for the BBC poll.