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pwaldo
06-18-2012, 09:10 PM
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77373.html


Global opinion of President Barack Obama has declined dramatically since 2009, according to a new survey of the president and his policies in 21 countries.

Approval of Obama’s international policies has dropped from 78 percent to 63 percent in Europe; from 34 percent to 15 percent in Muslim countries; from 40 percent to 22 percent in Russia; and from 57 percent to 27 percent in China, reports the Pew Global Attitudes Project.

The study suggests that U.S. foreign policy unilateralism and the Obama administration’s aggressive use of drone strikes are partly to blame for the surging global discontentment for Obama’s foreign affairs approach.

In 17 of 20 countries, a majority oppose U.S. drone attacks in nations such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Outside of the United States, no plurality exists in support of this policy.

Meanwhile, confidence in Obama specifically has declined over the past three years as well: down 1 percentage point in Russia, 6 points in Europe, 9 in Muslim countries, 13 in Mexico, and 24 in China, according to Pew.

When asked about the United States as country, most nations still view it favorably. Majorities or pluralities have a favorable opinion of the U.S. in 12 countries, while three nations are closely divided. Only five of 20 countries had a net negative opinion of the U.S.

In particular, the U.S. favorability rating in Europe has improved markedly since 2008, the last year of the Bush administration, according to Pew surveys.

By contrast, in two Muslim countries — Jordan and Pakistan — approval of America has fallen even lower than the meager rates that existed in 2008.

mrveggieman
06-19-2012, 08:43 AM
Not a surprise. Most countries do not like the united states regardless of who the leader is.

AUTaxMan
06-19-2012, 10:13 AM
Yet most with an opportunity to move here do so.

shrewsbury
06-19-2012, 10:28 AM
another paradox?

INTIMADATOR2007
06-19-2012, 03:55 PM
Breaking News...Americans opinion of Barack Obama has declined dramatically.

mugatu471
06-19-2012, 04:51 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m477ncryNz1qgybmwo2_500.png

duwal
06-20-2012, 08:38 PM
Yet most with an opportunity to move here do so.


well of course, even how how much people complain about how bad things are in the U.S. its still 100 times greater to live here than any other place in the world

pghin08
06-21-2012, 09:54 AM
Yet most with an opportunity to move here do so.

Probably because we have a lot of Chick-Fil-A's.

habsheaven
06-21-2012, 09:56 AM
well of course, even how how much people complain about how bad things are in the U.S. its still 100 times greater to live here than any other place in the world

Really? LOL.

mrveggieman
06-21-2012, 10:04 AM
well of course, even how how much people complain about how bad things are in the U.S. its still 100 times greater to live here than any other place in the world


I would take my chances in Jamica in the middle of January than I would in Iowa or Wisconsin.

shrewsbury
06-21-2012, 10:10 AM
wisconsin rocks!!!! look at the UE rate!!!

AUTaxMan
06-21-2012, 10:36 AM
Really? LOL.

Don't you realize that I am 100 times happier than you? :party0053:

pghin08
06-21-2012, 10:40 AM
Don't you realize that I am 100 times happier than you? :party0053:

Aw man, I'm only 84 times happier than habsheaven.

habsheaven
06-21-2012, 10:40 AM
Don't you realize that I am 100 times happier than you? :party0053:

If you say so.:rolleyes:

AUTaxMan
06-21-2012, 10:45 AM
Aw man, I'm only 84 times happier than habsheaven.

That's because you are left-leaning. Liberals are always less happy than conservatives.

pghin08
06-21-2012, 11:09 AM
That's because you are left-leaning. Liberals are always less happy than conservatives.

I knew there had to be a reason for it. Dennis Kucinich's ears must be weighing me down.