Brazil: Majority for Obama

The BBC has recently conducted a World Service poll which shows that out of 22,500 people surveyed in 22 countries, 49 per cent were in favor of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. One of the 22 countries included citizens from Brazil, where bloggers are typing away their opinions on the presidential election and showing strong support for the nominee.

Brazilian journalist and blogger Leila Corderio writes in her blog that although many believe Obama’s skin color plays a factor, she does not.

O Brasil faz parte do coro dos países que querem Barak Obama na presidência dos Estados Unidos. A pesquisa da BBC, diz que 51% dos brasileiros acha que Obama na Casa Branca será a grande mudança na imagem do país perante à comunidade internacional. Entre as perguntas, uma fala sobre a cor da pele do candidato democrata, se o fato dele ser negro prejudica ou contribue na sua escolha. A resposta unânime é que tanto faz, ele ser negro ou branco, o que está levando Obama a ser o preferido é seu discurso moderno, realista e inovador. Sua postura de classe e respeito pelo adversário republicano , evitando insulta-lo ou critica-lo também tem contribuído para transforma-lo no número um na preferência mundial!

Brazil is part of the chorus of countries that want Barack Obama in the presidency of the United States. The poll by the BBC shows that 51 pc of Brazilians think Obama in the White House will bring a big change to the country's image before the international community. Among the questions, there is one that asks about the colour of the Democrat candidate's skin, whether the fact that he is black undermines or contributes to people's choices. The unanimous answer is that it doesn't matter whether he is black or white, what is leading Obama to be the preferred one is his modern, realistic and innovative speech. His classy posture and respect for the Republican opponent, avoiding to insult or criticize him, has also helped to place him number one in the world's preference!

Meanwhile, a group of Brazilian citizens write in their shared blog, Xica Bahia, that Obama running for the position is inspiring for other minorities:

“Brazilians are paying close attention to US politics, especially the presidential race. For Afro-Brazilians in Bahia and in other parts of Brazil, it is empowering to see someone that looks like your uncle or brother running as president of the United States. You can’t go anywhere in Bahia without seeing something related to Obama.”

And, Portuguese blog, Transparent Community, writes that five Brazilian politicians have even registered themselves under the name “Obama” to boost their campaigns:

“Local elections are rapidly approaching in Brazil. According to the Brazilian press, at least five candidates running in the local elections throughout the country are using the name “Barack Obama” in an effort to garner votes. The candidates, who are running for municipal positions, have registered their names as Obama on the ballots.”


  • Such a great display of international interest and all we can talk about is lipstick, pigs and pitbulls. What happened to America?

  • I can’t believe they are using the name Obama to run for local office! That’s so funny.

  • Humberto

    I think 2 people are brazilian: God and Obama
    I think 2 people are from the hell: Busch and his father (they are not american)
    Barack to White House to change The America

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