Although clearly stating I am a Liberal/Democrat, I have not stated which Democrat candidate I would vote for should, I a Canadian, was ever given the opportunity to vote. This attached article in no way represents who I would vote for.
I found this article to be rather interesting… and thought I would share with you… who Canadians would be likely to vote for should they ever be given the opportunity to vote on American politics.
OTTAWA – Democrat Barack Obama would crush Republican John McCain in the U.S. presidential race by an almost four-to-one margin – 56 per cent to 15 – if it were up to Canadians.
That’s the conclusion of a new Canadian Press-Harris-Decima poll that, for the first time, gauges Canadian opinion on a head-to-head contest between the Republican candidate and the presumptive Democratic nominee.
The same survey suggests Canadians consider the current occupant of the White House, George W. Bush, among the worst presidents ever – if not the worst.
Forty-two per cent of respondents called Bush one of the worst presidents in U.S. history, 23 per cent said he was the absolute worst.
Only four per cent said he was among the better ones, and less than one per cent called Bush the best ever.
“While Canadians generally tilt more towards the Democratic Party than the Republican Party, this degree of disaffection is quite remarkable,” said the head of Harris-Decima.
“It cuts across the political spectrum. Very few Conservatives in Canada are prepared to say they have been satisfied, let alone enthusiastic about the accomplishments of Mr. Bush.”
While some of that antipathy toward the incumbent Republican could explain Canadians’ overwhelming support for the presumed Democratic nominee, Anderson says Canadians like Obama for other reasons.
He says the candidate’s three main promises are in lock-step with Canadian public opinion. His public declarations that he would renegotiate NAFTA appear, so far, to have ruffled few Canadian feathers.
Obama has said his first priorities in office would be expanding public health care, ending the war in Iraq, and creating an integrated environmental-energy policy.
“They’re pretty consistent with Canadian values,” Anderson said.
While the Illinois senator has struggled somewhat with lower-income and female voters in his primary contests against Hillary Clinton, the survey suggests he would not have no problem with them in Canada.
He received statistically identical support levels from men and women, and from respondents in different income categories.
The survey of 1,000 Canadians was conducted May 15-18 and is considered accurate to within 3.1 percentage points, 19 times in 20.
And for now… I will keep my personal observations as to whom I believe the ideal American Democrat candidate is… I can say with the utmost certainty, as like most Canadians – ANYONE… almost ANYTHING… is better than G.W. Bush at this point.