Obama wins in hi5.com and MySpace

A global survey conducted by hi5.com among its members revealed that 83% favors Senator Barack Obama as the next president of the United States of America.

Although Obama had a substantial lead in all parts of the world, the margin was less pronounced in some regions. Europe, North America, and Africa were most strongly pro-Obama (at 87%, 87%, and 88%, respectively), followed by Asia (83%), Latin America (81%), and South Asia (85%). The region that was most sympathetic to Senator John McCain was the Middle East– where only 58% supported Obama compared to 25% support for McCain.

The survey was representative of approximately 25,000 respondents from 192 countries. The survey was conducted in eight languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Thai, and Chinese. Out of all survey participants, 59% were male and 41% were female.

Meanwhile, MySpace revealed that its own survey showed that 60 percent of its eligible voters prefer Senator Barack Obama while 34 percent goes for Senator John McCain.

But again, as lessons of election history have taught us, anything can happen as the race tightens.