Support for Obama Highest in Iceland Skip to content

Support for Obama Highest in Iceland

By Iceland Review

Support for US President Barack Obama is highest in Iceland, compared to a new international poll by Gallup. The vast majority of Icelanders, 98 percent, would vote for Barack Obama in the upcoming US presidential election despite the majority believing that the results of November’s election will have little or no effect on Iceland, ruv.is reports.

obama-small_mfaPhoto courtesy of the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Gallup surveyed people in 32 countries about whether they would vote for Obama or Romney if they were able to take part in the US presidential election.

Although the difference in support back home is considered marginal, the poll shows that Obama has significantly greater support overseas: Obama is favored by 81 percent of those polled, compared to a 19 percent support rating for Romney. According to the poll, Obama has the least support in Israel, with just 35 percent.

ZR

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!