The ballots from the MSN European "Race for the White House" online poll have been counted and Barak Obama is the preferred candidate of choice for the next US President, according to nearly 500,000 people (497,259) around Europe who took part in the MSN ‘Race for the White House’ mock election to reveal who they would elect as American president if they had the choice.
A huge 85% of European voters opted for Obama over his Republican rival John McCain, who received only 15% of the overall votes. 88% of MSN voters in Ireland put Obama in their number one spot giving him a resounding landslide victory.
For a detailed breakdown of the results in Ireland as well as up-to-the-minute election news, photos and gossip, as we count down to the real US election on November 4th, visit the MSN election special at http://specials.ie.msn.com/news/default.aspx.
A country-by-country breakdown on the results with local websites is as follows: