23 October 2012 Last updated at 00:21 BBC poll: Rest of world favours Obama A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney. France was the most strongly pro-Obama (72%). An average of 50% favoured Mr Obama, with 9% for Mr Romney, in the survey of 21,797 people in 21 countries. The survey was conducted by GlobeScan/PIPA between 3 July and 3 September. <img src='http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/63592000/gif/_63592042_worldservicepoll_464_obama_embargoed23102012.gif'> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20008687 France. LOL.