Obama International
By Andy Bruce

LONDON -- Twice as many business executives around the world say the global economy will prosper better if incumbent President Barack Obama wins the next election than if his Republican challenger Mitt Romney does, a poll showed on Friday.


Democrat Obama was chosen by 42.7 percent in the 1,700 respondent poll, compared with 20.5 percent for Romney. The rest said "neither".

The result was different among respondents in the United States, where a slim majority thought Romney would be better for their businesses than Obama.

Obama maintains a seven-point lead over Romney among registered voters in the race for the November 6 presidential election, despite the fact Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the future, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted last week.

The FT poll was conducted before Romney picked Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate at the weekend, a move that could dramatically shift the election debate between two sharply contrasting views of government spending and debt.

Romney's choice for running mate gave him no immediate boost to his White House prospects, a Reuters/Ipsos poll suggested on Monday.

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Joe

There is a reason why Foreign executives feel that Obama 's election would be better for them, go to see Obama 2016 which will explain why .

September 11 2012 at 6:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bugsyaz

NOTICE THE PEOPLE SMILING WITH OBAMA? ALL CHINESSE. SURE THEY WANT HIM REELECTED. HE'S GIVING THEM OUR COUNTRY AND THEY USE THEIR PROFITS TO BUY OUR BONDS. PRETTY SOON THEY WILL OWN OUR COUNTRY BECAUSE WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO PAY THEM BACK WHEN THE BONDS COME DUE.

September 11 2012 at 1:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ha6ai

More HufffPuff - Obama propaganda. More lefty garbage will be hitting the fan the closer we get to the election.

HuffPuff and Obama are getting hysterical.

This "story" is also false on the polls .... they are running neck-and-neck, with Romney now doing better in the "Swing" states.

Is any rational person buying this nonsense?

August 23 2012 at 12:17 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
parthenon1

And why wouldnt our socialist president be accepted by the rest of the socialist/ communist lead countries. They all want to see us fail due to jealousy in what we have accomplished in the life of our young country. Never mind that we are the first to help any city or some countries that have a natural disaster. We supplied the entire free world along with the USSR with war materials during WW2 and rebuilt our enemies after the war. But they still want to bite the hand that feeds them.

August 22 2012 at 10:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ohmyboehnertwo

Senate Republicans successfully blocked a bill from coming to the Senate floor Tuesday that Democrats claim would help keep American jobs from going overseas.

Republicans call it nothing more than a pre-election political ploy.

The Democratic bill would have ended certain tax breaks for companies expanding overseas while giving new tax incentives to businesses bringing jobs home.


Democratic sources tell CNN they knew all along this measure would not make it very far. That was beside the point.

The point, Democratic strategists candidly admit, was to use the last few days of the congressional session before the election to try to highlight one of the few jobs-related issues Democrats feel they may be able to use against Republicans: outsourcing.

"No question people are angry at Democrats because the economy is bad and we are in charge," Democratic pollster Mark Mellman said.

"People are even more angry about jobs going overseas than they are about the absence of jobs as they look around their communities. So we're trying to focus that anger."

Mellman has done polling on outsourcing, and advised congressional Democrats to push it as political issue, calling it one of the most "potent" issues Democrats have to work with.

"It's a bright line. It's not enough to change the whole political climate. (But) is it enough win some seats somewhere? I think the answer is yes," he said.

Democrats across the country have already been hammering Republicans for sending jobs overseas - both on the campaign trail and in television ads.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D- California, is airing an ad against her opponent, former Hewlett-Packard Chief Carly Fiorina, saying she "shipped jobs to China while Californians lost their jobs."

In Ohio, Democratic Senate candidate Lee Fisher ran ad against former congressman and U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman, saying, "Congressman Portman knows how to grow the economy - in China. He voted for millions in tax breaks that exported jobs."

Rep. Paul Kanjorksi, D-Pennsylvania, claims in one of his ads to be "on the side of working families" while his opponent "favors tax breaks that ship jobs overseas."

Those are just a few examples of many similar advertisements and arguments Democratic candidates are using against GOP opponents.

Democratic congressional aides say they hope by trying to force this vote in the Senate, and a series of similar measures in the House, it will give them even more ammunition for that message.

Republicans say they disagree that these measures will keep jobs in America and are lashing out at Democrats for holding last minute political votes.

"Now, in the last three days of the session they decided they can pretend to be concerned. This is nothing short of patronizing," argued Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

"This is about as pure a political exercise as you can get. And in my view it is an insult to the millions of Americans who want us to focus on jobs."

Are Democrats concerned that pushing such transparently politically votes just before the election could backfire?

Mellman, the Democratic pollster, says they shouldn't be.

"I don't think anyone is shocked about politics going on in the Congress of the United States," he said.

"Democrats are trying to bring [this issue] to a head. Republicans can vote for this and the issue would be gone."

August 22 2012 at 10:19 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
CLK

The KEY to the comment is: "prople around the world." NOT THE PEOPLE IN THE USA.

The people here in the USA know better. Type your comment here

August 22 2012 at 9:21 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
JOEL WEINBERGER

Where did over 3 Trillion Jobs went. Where does American Corporation Profit grows. Over Seas. Put together Foreign Businessman who allow Trillion of Tax Dollars leve the USA.

Foreign and USA Corporate leaders are the same except that the one out side USA are making more Money for the USA.

American Corporate leaders are stagnant growth. American Corporate Powers therefore layoff We the People. Move those jobs to the Foreign Corporate Leaders.

No different. Both need to demand Made in America.

If these leaders would Pass means testing which should relate Bonuses, Layoffs, Hiring, Profits, MADE IN AMERICA, Tax Loop Holes, Using US dollars to make money outside the Country.

Both Corporate Leaders need to be bring both into the Fold of bringing Back Jobs, Taxes and more into the Country.

Greed need to stop and We the People Need Now Corporate America USA/International be held responsible to bring back Jobs, Respect, Fairness, Compassion and now.

Bottom Line US and International Corporate leaders have the same agenda which revolve around movkin jobs outside the US, Take Tax Dollars outide US. Less Taxes, Jobs what effect would that happen on We the People.

Just fed up with Corporations have in there Organizations, US/Foreign relations with the really the same goals.

These losses of jobs, tax dollars, benefits, a full employment economy and More. Trillions of dollars per Year.

Too much lack of thinking about Made in America. All this is just twisting the truth.

August 21 2012 at 5:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dzagar

Media bias alert: Huffington Post favors foreign countries!

2 points:

1/ Why would an American media outlet put greater value on what foreigners think than Americans? Why did HP not title the article " Romney better for world economy"? Buried in the bowels of the article, it does show that Americans think Romney is better. So WHY does HP stress the Obama stat, unless of course they are biased? Also note the poll was taken prior to Ryan selection, poll very well might have changed. Also note, a full 37% were undecided - if those shift to Romney, then numbers would be 57% Romney, 47% Obama.

2/ Probably more importantly, the nature of the question is at question: Why does the poll NOT ask the question which is most important to Americans: Who is better for the AMERICAN economy? Obama has already pandered himself to other world leaders - "sold the farm", so to speak, so it is only natural that one who downplays American interests would be viewed as better by international execs - but is that a person you want to lead America? Not in my view.

A true leader in America can pull America out of the doldrums, which will be good for our economy and also have a positive effect on the world. But a "farm-seller" could make things better for the world economy at the EXPENSE of our economy.

August 21 2012 at 1:01 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Bill

Huffington post founder helped to make the"Shadow Party" looking for that one world government! Happy to bring America down and the rest of the world up.

September 11 2012 at 9:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bridget1t

sure Obama's good for the world...he helps the world and kills the United States...will go down as the worst president EVER

August 20 2012 at 4:51 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Machinerymartinc

BUSINESS IS GOOD!!!!!!

August 20 2012 at 1:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply