What Do Europeans Think About Us Presidential Race?

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Most Americans are probably not aware that European’s are concerned with the U.S. Presidential elections. After all, Europeans will not have a vote coming this November. Numerous poles of different European citizens show an overwhelming support for the current president, Barrack Obama, over his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. "If Europeans could vote in November's election, 75% would vote for Obama while only 8% would vote for Romney" (World views). While many ideas and opinions are given for the overwhelming support of President Obama it is mostly due to cultural, historical, and foreign policy views of European.
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Historically Europeans agree to the foreign policy of a democratic president like Obama. Obviously the war in the Middle East has made Europeans hesitant to a Republican foreign policy. During the Bush administration then then U.S. defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, referred to countries not supporting the United States in the Middle East as “Old Europe” (European Conservatives). Although Romney was not involved in that administration, Europeans were by default very supported of the new elected President Obama in 2008. President Obama is also thought to get more involved in European aid if he is reelected, but doing so now would hurt his support and vote from the US voters. The common believe is that Obama would publicly embrace a forceful intervention by the International Monetary Fund to improve current European crisis (How Anxious).
So while Europeans do not have a vote this November they definitely have an opinion about the US presidential race. President Obama is an overwhelming favorite due mostly to cultural, historical, and foreign policy views. Even most Europeans that consider themselves...

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