CATEGORIZED | News

DC readers tell us their US presidential preferences

Posted on 21 October 2008

If you are a DC & eNews reader in the US or Canada, you are more than 11 times more likely to favor John McCain as the next American president, according to our snapshot survey. In Europe, the European Donkey vote (17%) ranked second after Barack Obama (72%), easily edging out Mr McCain, whose supporters ranked only in the mid-single digits (6%).

The Donkey consensus was pretty striking globally among our readers, standing at 16% in the US, 13% in Canada and 17% in Europe. Only in Latin America did readers seem to believe that one candidate or the other would perform well. Actually, about 18% of Latin Americans shrugged and said both were equally qualified and equally competent to serve. (Overall, the “either will do well” selection came in at a paltry 3%.)

This pundit was somewhat surprised, actually, that Mr McCain did not score higher among US voters. True, the US Donkey vote (16%) edged out the 13% US showing for Mr Obama. But better than one in 10 US Obama supporters is striking, considering the conservative folk who populate our distinguished industry.

Our survey was dominated by US readers, so that the overall picture favors Mr McCain by 54% to 26% for Mr Obama.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this eNews survey.

 

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 30 September 2014

    Statoil, Shell and Sonatrach awarded acreage onshore Algeria

    Statoil and Shell were awarded the Timissit Permit License in the Illizi-Ghadames Basin onshore Algeria. The license is in southeastern Algeria and covers an area of 2,730 sq km...

  • 29 September 2014

    Rosneft discovers oil in Kara Sea

    Rosneft successfully completed the drilling of the Universitetskaya-1 well in the Arctic – the northernmost well in the world, according to the company, and discovered oil at the East-Prinovozemelskiy-1 license area...

  • 26 September 2014

    Statoil and PL713 partners discover gas in Pingvin prospect in Barents Sea

    Statoil has together with PL713 partners made a gas discovery in the Pingvin prospect in the Barents Sea. The discovery is a play opener in an unexplored frontier…

  • 26 September 2014

    Maersk Drilling names fourth ultra-deepwater drillship, delivery expected in Q4

    Maersk Drilling’s fourth ultra-deepwater drillship was named Thursday morning in a ceremony at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si...

  • 25 September 2014

    Eni awarded 3 new exploration licenses in Egypt

    Eni was the successful bidder of three new exploration licenses in Egypt as a result of the competitive 2013 EGPC and EGAS bid rounds. The new licenses will be formally awarded after the ratification...

  • Read more news