If the World Could Vote

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  1. kerryg profile image81
    kerrygposted 15 years ago

    Just stumbled across this site this morning and thought it was interesting: http://iftheworldcouldvote.com/

    If you just want to see the results without voting, go here: http://iftheworldcouldvote.com/results

    Georgia doesn't surprise me in the least, especially after Palin's stupid, stupid comments the other night, but I can't for the life of me figure out why McCain should be getting such a landslide in Taiwan and Thailand. Any ideas?

  2. livelonger profile image89
    livelongerposted 15 years ago

    That's because Internet polls are very inaccurate. Maybe a group of Republicans Abroad in Taiwan shared a link on their email list to the site, and they bombarded it with votes.

    1. kerryg profile image81
      kerrygposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, that's certainly a possibility. It was just startling because there were a reasonable amount of votes (nearly 150 for both those countries, compared to a mere 3 from Georgia) and I don't know of any reason why those two in particular would be so likely to come down for McCain, while places like Georgia and Israel (40 votes, split 50/50) are more to be expected. The Czech Republic and New Zealand are also much more evenly split than I would have expected.

      I am quite curious to see how the numbers evolve as more votes come in! There have been 35,148 votes as of now and the site owners' stated goal is to get more votes from around the world than Americans who voted in 2004 (122,267,553). Still a ways to go. smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
        Eaglekiwiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Hi there enjoyed your post and just about to click on the sites.
        Im a New Zealander and surprised to at the apparent split voting ,could be that the older generation ( baby boomers) just dont do polls, particularly online ones  ,that would be my guess anyway.
        Personally our household has been for Obama for months now and the mood here ( in NZ) is very excited and happy he was Elected....Congratulations USA

        * FINAL RESULT*
        New Zealand      12,534      93.1%      (Obama )     6.9% ( MCain).

        Good lil Kiwi's!

  3. crashcromwell profile image67
    crashcromwellposted 15 years ago

    There's a scientific process the professional polling groups use to get a true representative sample of a population, so they can, with reasonable accuracy, get a momentary snapshot of opinions on a matter. All the rest, even our own poll function, is merely gee whiz information.

  4. Make  Money profile image66
    Make Moneyposted 15 years ago

    By this site it looks like Obama has it by 85.5% world wide and by 80.1% in the U.S. so far.

  5. Make  Money profile image66
    Make Moneyposted 14 years ago

    Votes from around the world are now Barack Obama - 87.5%, John McCain - 12.5%.

    Votes from the United States are now Barack Obama - 82.9%, John McCain - 17.1% 


  6. SparklingJewel profile image66
    SparklingJewelposted 14 years ago

    I think the site needs more exposure to conservatives, don't you think? These are typically the kinds of things started by liberals and so get spread through those realms more readily.

    1. profile image0
      daflaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      O.K., I want some hard facts to support that absurd statement.

  7. thranax profile image73
    thranaxposted 14 years ago

    That is a cool site smile I like it, although my thoughts about that is:

    If its Obama they want the War to stop.

    If its McCain they want the War to keep going to sell Arms and other supplies.

    Just an idea =o


  8. profile image0
    RFoxposted 14 years ago

    This kind of random poll doesn't surprise me. I have connections to people from all over the world and from what they tell me Obama is the popular choice.

    Very few people it seems want to see the Republicans back in government.

    Every Canadian I've talked to certainly wants Obama elected. Even the ones who vote Conservative here!



  9. thranax profile image73
    thranaxposted 14 years ago

    Obama is the choice to pick, at least it is what I think, and the sad fact is a McCain supporter is 2 houses away from mine! The sign is out on the lawn and I felt lucky, because there so rare!


  10. Paraglider profile image87
    Paragliderposted 14 years ago

    It's an interesting site and not surprising. In US, people see a lot of both parties, especially in the run-up to an election. But for the rest of the world, only the politically interested (like me) will bother to research the candidates. What the rest will judge on is the last eight years of GWB's tenure. While Bush will be out of office whoever wins, I think a lot of folk feel he'll be further out of office if his whole party is kicked into touch.

  11. Make  Money profile image66
    Make Moneyposted 14 years ago

    Votes from around the world are now Barack Obama - 87.6%, John McCain - 12.4%.

    Votes from the United States are now Barack Obama - 81.9%, John McCain - 18.1%


    Still holding at more than 4 to 1 for Obama in both the US and around the world.

    I think if McCain wins this election it would be clear that election fraud would have won it for him.

    1. kerryg profile image81
      kerrygposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Funnily enough, a BBC poll recently turned up a similar ratio internationally: http://www.europenews.net/story/404807

      But the site is obviously skewed badly for the US. FiveThirtyEight.com is predicting the popular vote at 51.8% Obama and 46.8% McCain.

  12. Marisa Wright profile image88
    Marisa Wrightposted 14 years ago

    In Australia, Obama is by far the most popular candidate.  As Paraglider says, most people overseas are not paying a lot of attention to the presidential race.  To a casual observer, Obama stands out as more presidential, smarter and more articulate than John McCain.  We also have trouble understanding how any country could think of electing someone as old as McCain, who may well not even survive his term.

    We're frankly alarmed by Palin - we had our own equivalent, a Queensland chip shop owner who started her own political party and got elected to parliament because she was "one of us" - and turned out to be a disaster.

  13. Make  Money profile image66
    Make Moneyposted 14 years ago

    Yeah Marisa, the link that Kerry posted says,

    Backing for Obama is, not surprisingly, strongest in European countries, but otherwise ranges from just 9 per cent in India to 82 percent in Kenya.

    The site said this for these countries.
    Canada, 69 percent.
    Italy, 64 percent.
    France, 62 percent.
    Germany, 61 percent.
    Britian, 54 percent.

    Actually I think that is about 10 percent low for Canada where I live according to a poll taken here.

    It's not surprising that it would be low in India seeing basically just India and China are benefiting from the NWO's globalization.

  14. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 14 years ago

    The losing side will claim fraud-- that is the only sure thing.

    1. crashcromwell profile image67
      crashcromwellposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      If Obama goes on to win, they can claim fraud but it will fall on deaf ears, since he is leading in just about every poll nationwide, and has strong leads in the battleground states. If these poll figures hold and McCain somehow wins, people will be outraged, and there will undoubtedly be investigations, with the Democrats controlling Congress. I hope it doesn't come to that. It would be nice for the U.S. to have an election where the outcome is not questioned, like our last two.

  15. kerryg profile image81
    kerrygposted 14 years ago

    I just found two more similar polls, though both of them have much smaller samples than the one I originally linked


    has Obama - 90% and McCain - 10%

    http://www.economist.com/vote2008/index … _commented

    has Obama at about 84% of the popular vote


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