Find here a well written New York Times article on the scale of the issues the candidates are being confronted with. I know comparisons with our election just gone are a pointless exercise based on scale alone but the election serves as a reminder of how insular our election was.
Though I am still burnt out from polls, the Gallup poll has consistently predicted the winner of the US presidential election, even the win for George W. Bush in 2000! Homepage here.
Their most accurate finding to date has to be this one reported on The Onion.