More Europeans would prefer Democrat Barack Obama to win the United States presidency than the Republican John McCain… That is according to a poll called Transatlantic Trends, an annual survey conducted in June in 12 European countries and the US. It shows that 69 percent of Europeans held a good opinion of Obama while for McCain only 26 percent.
In Europe, twice as many people as in America said climate change should be the next US president’s top priority. Fewer than one in five Americans named this as their main concern.
Europeans saw global warming as second only to international terrorism worries.
The survey was taken before armed conflict erupted between Russia and Georgia. But already around two thirds of Americans and Europeans were concerned about Russia’s use of its energy resources and its behaviour towards its neighbours.