Two thirds of Spaniards want Bush to lose

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28 October 2004, MADRID - Three quarters of Spaniards are unsympathetic to US President George W. Bush and two thirds hope he loses to Democratic challenger John Kerry, according to an opinion poll published Thursday.

28 October 2004

MADRID - Three quarters of Spaniards are unsympathetic to US President George W. Bush and two thirds hope he loses to Democratic challenger John Kerry, according to an opinion poll published Thursday.

Just 11 percent of the 1,000 poll sample canvassed for the left-leaning Cadena Ser radio station said they wanted to see Bush re-elected, while 74 percent said they were not sympathetic to the incumbent.

However, the poll also showed that 35 percent forecast a Bush win compared to just 33 percent for Kerry.

Two-thirds of the sample said they felt Bush's policies had damaged the image they had of the United States and just 7 percent said they thought a Bush victory would benefit Spain, with 52 percent saying they thought a Kerry triumph would.

Spaniards overwhelmingly opposed the US-led war in Iraq and the decision of their own former conservative government to send in Spanish troops last year.

The new Socialist government which took office in April swiftly withdrew the troops in line with a key election pledge.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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