NZers overwhelmingly support Obama for president
New Zealanders don't get to vote in the United States presidential race, but if they did Barack Obama would win in landslide.
UMR Research's latest poll asked New Zealanders who they would vote for in the presidential election -- two thirds (65 percent) said they would back Mr Obama compared to just 11 percent for John McCain.
Labour voters (69 percent) were slightly more in favour of Obama than National voters (63 percent), those in white collar jobs (74 percent) were significantly more likely than blue collar workers (58 percent) to support the Democrat nominee.
However, Mr McCain's controversial choice of running mate, Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin, did get a tick from those who said they had followed the issue.
Of those people 55 percent said she was a good choice compared to the 25 percent who disapproved.
The telephone poll of 750 people was conducted from September 11 to 14 and has a margin of error of 3.6 percent.