Poll shows Germans prefer Obama

14th February 2008, Comments 0 comments

Even though Germans don't get a chance to vote, they are watching the primaries with great interest.

Berlin -- No one is asking them, but Germans would vote overwhelmingly for Democratic candidate Barack Obama if they had the chance, according to an opinion poll Wednesday.

A news channel, N24, commissioned the survey from pollster Emnid after weeks of blanket coverage of the US primaries to pick the eventual Democratic and Republican nominees for November.

In the choice between Obama and Hillary Clinton, Illinois senator Obama won 51 percent of support from the 1,000 respondents to New York senator Clinton's 34 percent.

Asked how they would vote in a November race between Obama and the likely Republican nominee, John McCain, the Illinois senator was hands-down winner with 74 percent.

Germans told pollsters that in a Clinton-McCain contest they would back Clinton by 72 percent.

The numbers varied sharply from an earlier poll for Stern, which detected 43 percent of Germans for Obama to 39 percent for Clinton.

DPA with Expatica

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