Vast majority in worldwide online poll say they would elect Ron Paul as the next president of the USA
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A website which has collected over 72,000 votes from people in countries all over the world has revealed that the vast majority would elect Ron Paul if they had the opportunity to influence the 2008 US election.
At time of writing, the site at www.whowouldtheworldelect.com/ has collected 72,556 votes from people in countries across the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and everywhere in between.
The results reveal that the overwhelming favourite candidate in almost every corner of the globe is Congressman Ron Paul.
Here is a list of countries Ron Paul wins the most votes in according to the site:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andora; Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bermuda; Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, UK, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, The Virgin Islands, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Out of the 72,556 votes in total, Ron Paul gets over 50% with a total of 36,902. The nearest rival is Barack Obama with close to 15,000. Dennis Kucinich gets almost 7,500 and Hillary Clinton just 3,812.
Thanks to the mathematical expertise of Jim O'Donnell over at Nolan Chart these figures translate into the following results:
- Republican Primary - Ron Paul wins with 88% of the vote and no other candidate is even over 3%. Total Republican votes: 41,503
- Democrat Primary - Barrack Obama wins with 49%, Kucinich 24%, Clinton 12%, Gravel 7% Total Democrat votes: 30, 486
- If these votes were applied to the Presidential election then Ron Paul would beat the ENTIRE Democrat field by 51% to 49%.
- In One on One matchups in the Presidential election here are the stunning results:
- Ron Paul 91% vs Hillary Clinton 9%
- Ron Paul 71% vs Barrack Obama 29%
Of course these results reflect internet users and as such do not represent a scientific poll, however 72,000 votes is a great deal more than the usual 1000 or so people that are normally questioned in studies by pollsters such as Gallup or Zogby.
One common criticism leveled at Ron Paul is that he represents "isolationism" and his policies would be detrimental on a global scale. Clearly the majority of voters in this global survey do not agree with that assertion as they give clear endorsement to the Congressman. No doubt they agree that the real isolationists are those who continue to make America hated the world over for interfering militarily, financially and covertly in the internal affairs of other nations.
The Neocon backbiters out there will no doubt declare the entire poll rigged or a set up on behalf of the Ron Paul campaign. However, the Who would the world elect website owners have been keen to dispel such assertions:
Some will of course ask if it's faked… If I actually am part of the ron paul campaign, or even if the very resourceful ron paul'ers out there have figured out how to rig the system.
Well let me tell you. All people involved in this are pretty left wing and we have always voted democratic and would not have a chance to vote for ron paul (we can't vote in the republican primary and voting for a republican over a democrat for presidency would make our left leaning parents pretty sad)
Also the designers of this site work for a couple of forbes 500 companies out there so you can bet your dog fluffy that no one has been able to vote twice.
All data is true and provable (we are democrats here… We don't want to win by rigging the votes)
We wanted the biggest example of people from all over the world, and we seemed to have found it.
There can be no doubt, Ron Paul's campaign of freedom and limited government, along with his strong anti-war and non-interventionist foreign policy, resonates the world over.