If Europeans could vote in the US election Obama would win by 90%

If Europeans were able to vote in the upcoming American presidential election they would overwhelmingly cast their ballots in favour of Barack Obama.

According to the results of YouGov’s EuroTrack survey, a study tracking public opinion in the UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway found that no more than 10% in any country surveyed said they would vote for Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

“No doubt many Americans are not overly concerned about who Europeans think they should vote for, but on the other hand history has shown that when a president is unpopular with the people of Europe it can have a far-reaching effect on how those people view the US,” said Joe Twyman, YouGov Director of Political and Social Research

Meanwhile, European bookmakers are seeing a similar bias in favour of Obama. His performance during the events created by Hurricane Sandy has seen his Presidential odds shorten to 1/3 while Mitt Romney has lengthened to 5/2.

* Total sample size for this survey was 1,637 British Adults/1,018 German Adults/1,031 French Adults/1,008 Danish Adults/1,012 Swedish Adults/918 Finnish Adults and 956 Norwegian Adults aged 18+.

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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.


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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.