Obama And U.S. Remain Popular Overseas, Poll Finds

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A new poll of global attitudes shows that while international "Obamamania" has cooled, the president remains very popular overseas — particularly in the wealthier, non-Muslim nations of Western Europe.

And he gets high marks for his handling of the world economic crisis, except here at home, where the public is split on his performance.

"President Obama continues to be broadly popular in much of the world outside of Muslim countries," said Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, which released its 22-nation, annual Global Attitudes poll Thursday.

"As a result, the image of the United States is a positive one and remains much better than during the Bush years," Kohut said Thursday.

Fortunately, Europeans don't vote in our elections. Equally fortunate, the American people are finally starting to see what occurs when a true amateur is given the most important job in the world. His approvals in the US are dropping like a lead balloon. As such, there is hope yet.

Oh Gosh... 84% popularity for Obama in Great Britain, ah well so long as we arn't as bad as France (87%) I'm Happy!

:thumbsup:

Well, at least the French like him....:rolleyes: If your popularity is plummeting at home, at least you can say you're liked somewhere. :thumbsup:

My favorite quote was this:

Obama, Kohut said, has "caged the 800-pound gorilla — concern about American power. ... Concern about American power isn’t gone, but it’s less salient."

Yes, he's caged that old gorilla...you know, the one everyone loves to hate but everyone demands that it be first in line to help with disasters, defend against tyranny, and give to charity. But, oh, he's caged it - how, exactly? By bowing and apologizing. Way to go. You're a real hero. :rolleyes:

All of the people quote are getting either TARP money or part of the $20 billion BP settlement.

What's not to like?

[Too bad Kofi couldn't stick around longer. This could be better than Saddam's Oil for Palaces program.]

...ON THE OTHER HAND:

lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=546983

And also read the comments section!

Original article:

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/janetdaley/100043670/british-media-falls-out-of-love-with-obama/

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npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127903035

A new poll of global attitudes shows that while international "Obamamania" has cooled, the president remains very popular overseas — particularly in the wealthier, non-Muslim nations of Western Europe.

And he gets high marks for his handling of the world economic crisis, except here at home, where the public is split on his performance.

"President Obama continues to be broadly popular in much of the world outside of Muslim countries," said Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, which released its 22-nation, annual Global Attitudes poll Thursday.

"As a result, the image of the United States is a positive one and remains much better than during the Bush years," Kohut said Thursday.

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Of course they would love Obama, he is doing what they couldn't, making what was once a great country, into a mediocre one. L

[quote="jjdrury81, post:1, topic:202262"]
npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127903035

A new poll of global attitudes shows that while international "Obamamania" has cooled, the president remains very popular overseas — particularly in the wealthier, non-Muslim nations of Western Europe.

And he gets high marks for his handling of the world economic crisis, except here at home, where the public is split on his performance.

"President Obama continues to be broadly popular in much of the world outside of Muslim countries," said Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, which released its 22-nation, annual Global Attitudes poll Thursday.

"As a result, the image of the United States is a positive one and remains much better than during the Bush years," Kohut said Thursday.

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A apologize and grovel Foreign policy may make him populat but does nothing to advance the interests of the United States/ They may not have liked Bush but they feared him. i would much prefer that.

So, he's popular.

Is he effective?

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Seems that the popularity is focused mainly in Europe and not the middle East and Muslim parts of Asia Look at Pakistan, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt; all countries Obama bowed to for popularity.

As to whether he(representing the US) will do the right thing, shows that support is rapidly eroding.
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