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'Americans are narrow- minded about politics'

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'Americans are narrow- minded about politics'
12:10 CET+01:00
Most Swedes may not be casting votes for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney in Tuesday's US presidential elections, but that doesn't mean they don't have an opinion. See what some Stockholmers think and chime in with your own views on The Local's Have Your Say.

With Obama and Romney still neck and neck in the final hours of a hard-fought and costly presidential election campaign, polls indicate the race could still go either way.

The vast majority of Swedes living in Sweden prefer the Democratic Party and Barack Obama over the Republicans and Mitt Romney, according to statistics collected by daily Aftonbladet.

89 percent of Swedes would like to see Obama win the 2012 US election, according to the paper's poll.

When The Local took a straw poll of Stockholm residents about the Obama-Romney race, they all answered similarly.


Meanwhile, a joint investigation by CNN in Sweden and Swedish analytics firm United Minds showed that US cities with Swedish-sounding names were predominantly conservative.

And oddsmakers also seem to think that Obama will emerge victorious - but will he?

When the dust settles, which candidate will be able to call the White House home?

What will the result of the 2012 presidential race mean for Sweden and its relations with the United States?

And why are Swedes and the Swedish media so fascinated by the race for the White House?

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