This is the first and last time I’m going to even reference U.S. presidential politics on this blog. I can’t resist because the foreign-policy implications of this totally unscientific poll are fairly huge.
The Economist is asking readers from all over the world to vote for the U.S. president. Each country is awarded a weighted number of “global electoral votes” based on the U.S. electoral college system.
The results so far are, frankly, startling. Of 8,195 electoral votes, John McCain has won just three.