Europe Obama enjoys comfortable edge over Romney - in Ireland

Although Ireland received nary a mention in last night's foreign policy debate in the US, the country by and large prefers the Democratic US President to his rival in the GOP.

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Despite receiving no more than a passing mention in last night's US presidential debate on foreign policy, Europe is closely watching the campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney. And Irish eyes in particular are firmly fixed on the US.