ISLAMABAD: According to a survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, every second Pakistani has a view on American presidential hopefuls with Hillary Clinton on top scoring 30 per cent followed by Barack Obama at 14 per cent and John McCain at 8 per cent.
The remaining 48 per cent were unable to give a view, which is quite understandable given the complexities of the American primaries. When asked who would you like to win in the next American elections, only 13 per cent supported the party of President Bush, 37 per cent wished his opponents, the Democratic Party, to win while the remaining 50 per cent did not give a view. The findings are based on a survey carried out among a nationally representative sample of men and women in the rural and urban areas of all four provinces in Pakistan, comprising a cross-section of all age, income and socioeconomic groups.
The sample size was 1,416 and the fieldwork was carried out during March 9-10, 2008. The survey was conducted face-to-face and the error margin for a survey of this kind is approximately 3-5 per cent at 95 per cent confidence level.