A BBC poll of almost 22,000 people in 21 countries found that, on average, they preferred Obama to Romney more than five to one. Only one country, Pakistan, would elect Romney.
Results ranked by support for Obama:
What does it mean that this is such a close race here?Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.