In advance of tomorrow's US presidential election, some opinion polls have asked people in El Salvador and the rest of Latin America who they would prefer be elected president, John McCain or Barrack Obama.
The El Salvador Gringo points to Gallup polling showing a preference for Obama:
El Salvador has a pretty good feeling that whoever gets elected next year is going to have an impact on their country. In fact, 43% think that either Obama or McCain taking office will make a difference in El Salvador. Which do they prefer?
Gallup Polls has the answer. From May to September 2008 they conducted surveys in 70 countries to see who the world preferred to see elected into the Presidential office in the United States.
Despite the fact that they prefer Obama over McCain, the difference between the two candidates [in El Salvador] is one of the narrowest in all South American countries. Only 24% prefer Obama, while 14% would vote for McCain if they could. The other 63%? Undecided.
Also out are results taken from the annual LatinoBarometro poll. The poll had similar numbers in El Salvador:
They're the same 34%
Don't know 23%
No answer 5%
Only Colombia had a higher level of preference for John McCain (19%) in the LatinoBarometro numbers.