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Guess who the world would choose

Posted on the October 1st, 2008

The high marks Barack Obama receives in the arena of world opinion have been noted fairly often in the media. Now The Economist magazine has created a feature that allows its international readers online to vote for one of the two major U.S. Presidential nominees (“Global Electoral College — What if the whole world could vote” Oct 1, 2008).

The voting feature is interactive and includes a world map that allows the viewer to scroll over particular countries and see a pop-up displaying respective voter results. Of special interest, Economist editors have designed the feature to function in the same way as the actual Electoral College institution in the U.S. — you can see an explanation of how it works here.

Small hint — someone is winning by a landslide.

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