Although only American citizens have a vote, the whole globalized world will be effected by the presidential elections in the world’s strongest democracy. Europeans have high hopes and a high level of trust in Senator Obama.
According to the latest international poll of Pew Global Attitudes Project, a very high number of Earthlings take the American election seriously. It may be just their traditional politeness to say positive, but according to the poll actually a higher percentage of Japanese than American citizens find the race important.
“The survey also finds a widespread belief that U.S. foreign policy “will change for the better” after the inauguration of a new American president next year. Among people who have been following the election, large majorities in France (68%), Spain (67%) and Germany (64%) say that they believe that U.S. foreign policy will improve after the election. This sentiment is also common in the African countries included in the survey – Nigeria (67%), South Africa (66%) and Tanzania (65%)”.
Senator Barack Obama has a very strong level of confidence in almost all countries. Senator John McCain takes him over only in Jordan, and most importantly, in the United States. Europeans, especially the Spanish and the German have a very strong preference for Senator Obama. Although I lack the details of Senator Obama’s transatlantic policy, I personally think that both American parties have chosen their best candidate and this elections shows America’s best face towards the world. This seems to be a general view: after a long time during the campaign the perception of America has increased slightly in Europe and all over the world.
Update: Amazing hopes for the Obama presidency in Europe.Author : Dániel Antal