Danes would give Obama landslide win, shows Gallup poll

October 31st, 2008 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaCopenhagen, Oct 31 (DPA) Were it up to Danish voters, US presidential candidate Barack Obama would win a landslide victory, a Danish newspaper reported Friday.The Gallup poll commissioned by the Berlingske Tidende newspaper indicated that Democrat Barack Obama was supported by 80 percent of Danish voters, while Republican John McCain was backed by 5.8 percent. Almost seven percent said it did not matter who wins or not, while the rest were undecided.

In all 1,108 Danish voters were surveyed by Gallup Oct 28-29. A majority, 79 percent, said they believed Obama would be better in restoring the reputation of the US.

Obama was better for cooperation with Europe, according to 73 percent of those polled while 58 percent said they viewed that Obama was the best candidate to clear the financial crisis.

Concerning who was the best candidate to take on the fight against terror, Obama scored 47 percent while Vietnam War veteran McCain was supported by some 16 percent. The remainder were undecided.

Obama was supported by all age groups, men and women, and over the political divides in Denmark.

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