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Gallup: Obama’s World Approval At Lowest Point

From Gallup:

U.S. Leadership Earning Lower Marks Worldwide

Forty-one percent median approval lowest of Obama’s presidency

by Julie Ray | March 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The image of U.S. leadership worldwide was weaker during President Barack Obama’s fourth year in office than at any point during his first administration. Median approval of U.S. leadership across 130 countries stood at 41% in 2012, down measurably from 49% approval in Obama’s first year.

So Obama’s approval rating is down 8% after four years. Obviously, ‘to know him is to not to like him.’

Despite these poorer scores, approval ratings for the most part remain stronger than they were at the end of the last Bush administration.

But Bush was the devil.

This shift suggests that the president and the new secretary of state may not find global audiences as receptive to the U.S. agenda as they have in the past. In fact, they may even find even once-warm audiences increasingly critical.

How is that even possible? Clearly, we need to send more money overseas.

The image of U.S. leadership continued to be the strongest worldwide in Africa in 2012, bolstered by strong majority approval in sub-Saharan Africa.

Gee, why would that be?

However, this strong support in the subcontinent, which first showed signs of weakening in 2011, waned more in 2012.

U.S. leadership remains far less popular in North Africa, except in Libya, where U.S. support for the revolution may have generated an almost unprecedented level of goodwill toward America. A majority of Libyans (54%) surveyed before the attack in Benghazi approved of U.S. leadership in 2012.

There is so much goodwill, they killed our Ambassador and three other Americans. Just think what they would do if they didn’t like us so much.

In Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt, no more than one-third approved and ratings remained mostly flat. Algerian approval of U.S. leadership is down slightly since 2011, dropping from 37% to 30%.

Maybe the people in these countries don’t appreciate Obama handing them over to Muslim extremists in the name of the ‘Arab Spring.’ Or maybe they are just racists.

There were double-digit increases [approval] in three [countries], including key U.S. partner and neighbor Mexico. While the 37% of Mexicans who approve of U.S. leadership is slightly lower than the median for the region, it is still an 11-percentage-point increase from 26% approval in 2011…

Gee, why would Obama’s approval rating go up in Mexico? We need to put on our ‘thinking cap.’

Median approval of U.S. leadership in Europe has slipped 11 points since Obama’s first year in office but was still twice as high in 2012 as it was during the last years of the Bush administration.

Again, George Bush was the devil incarnate. This is cold comfort. Like all socialists, Obama especially wants Europe to love him.

Half of the loss took place in the last year alone, suggesting the U.S. was likely shouldering some of the blame for the ongoing financial crisis in Europe. A median of 36% approved of U.S. leadership last year, down from 42% in 2011.

Why aren’t they still blaming Bush? Are they also racists?

Still, all in all, this news has got to make Obama smile. Obama said he wanted to end America’s leadership role in the world. And he is doing so, just as fast as he can.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, March 14th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Gallup: Obama’s World Approval At Lowest Point”

  1. wirenut

    The real problem with this article is…. this country has no leadership.




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