The Irish have voted and almost unanimously. A new survey carried out by TheJournal.ie found that only three percent of Ireland’s population would vote for the Republican nominee Mitt Romney, while 51 percent would re-elect the Democrat’s nominee, Barack Obama. The survey was responded to by 5,000 people
With less than a hundred days to election day it seems that the Irish have all but made up their mind on who they would like to see in the Oval Office and the White House next year.
Here’s how the results breakdown - Barack Obama received 51 percent (2588) of the vote while the Republican nominee received just three percent (163). Six percent of Irish voters said they “don’t care” who takes on the role of President of the United States and 39 percent said they were undecided.
The massive undecided vote seems to show no huge affection for Obama but an unwillingness to even consider Romney.
Irish American Democrats in Ireland have organized an Obama fundraiser for Ollie Hayes’ bar in his ancestral home in Moneygall which the President visited during his time in Ireland last year.
In the United States according to the latest Quinnipiac University survey shows Obama has the edge over Romney in the three battle ground states of Pennsylvania (53 to 42 percent) Ohio (50 to 44 percent) and Florida (51 to 45 percent).
Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said “The president is running better in the key swing states than he is nationally.”
Reuters reports a tight race nationwide with their own, Reuters/Ipsos poll, last month showing Obama’s standing among US voters closley matched by Romney.
What do you think? Could the Irish get their wish and have Barack Obama re-elected as President of the United States after November’s election?