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.


  1. The EQualizer

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  2. tonyo

    Reyna, nagulat ako sa poll na yan. Hindi yan kapani-paniwala.

    Pero yung absentee voting yata dito for the Democratic nomination, si Hillary ang nanalo. Maliit lang ang lamang.

  3. GeoRge

    I recently ended up on a Filipinos for McCain thread and was shocked to some of their comments. One went as far to calling Obama the “Anti-Christ” while another threatens: “We need to get rid of this man [Obama].”

    I can’t seem to find intelligent opinion from the Filipino community on why they would support McCain. Plus, my views are aligned more with the Democratic Party.

  4. tonyo

    That’s really weird but not totally unexpected. The unfortunate thing is that some Pinoys may be exporting their ultraconservative, feudal and colonial mindset to the US. Thus, they feel comfortable voting for the GOP. But that doesn’t mean the Dems are truly pro-Pinoy.

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