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Russia Blog: Obama Beats McCain 68 to 32 Percent -- in Russia

Russian citizens and news agencies are closely watching the American elections today, and... participating in them. Virtually, of course. As of noon U.S. Eastern Standard Time, nearly 3,000 Russian "voters" had cast their votes in a Gazeta.ru-sponsored poll. Barack Obama was defeating John McCain in a landslide: 68 to 32 percent. Russian voters also learned promptly about the death of Obama's grandmother, Canadian comedians' prank on Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, former actor and current California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's support for John McCain, and Obama winning the first vote recorded today in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The Russian media overall has praised the openness of the American electoral system.

I encourage the Russian electoral system to be more open, so that I can cast my votes in it.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Tue Nov 11th, 2008 at 03:06:18 PM EST
As I still have the site open, relevant Levada October poll in Russia, and swear, I'm going to stop with Levada for today:

Are you following US election campaign: 6% are paying close attention, 29% scant attention, 64% do not follow.

Where your sympathies are: 35% Barak Obama, 14% McCain, 37% neither one, 14% do not know.

by blackhawk on Tue Nov 11th, 2008 at 06:52:11 PM EST
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