By Julian Pecquet - 10/23/12 09:12 PM EDT
Forget about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney running neck and neck.
If the rest of the world had a say, the president would be coasting to reelection without breaking a sweat, according to a new BBC survey. The poll of 21,797 people in 21 countries found an average of 50 percent of respondents favoring Obama versus just 9 percent for Romney, with the rest of those polled unsure or indifferent.
France was the most pro-Obama country polled, with 72 percent of people favoring Romney. The Republican candidate did, however, fare better than Obama in Pakistan, where neither candidate saw more than 15 percent support — further evidence that the president's drone campaign has brought relations with the country to their lowest point in recent history.