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Poll: Mideast (Hearts) Obama, Not The US

From a joyous McClatchy:

Poll: Mideast Arabs think very highly of Obama

By William Douglas, Mcclatchy Newspapers – Sun May 10

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama prepares to journey to Egypt on June 4 to address the Muslim world, his overtures to the Middle East are paying off in positive feelings towards him from Arab peoples that far outpace the region’s critical view of the United States itself, according to a new McClatchy /Ipsos Poll.

The poll of six Arab nations found that residents think that Obama will have a positive impact on the Middle East — a region marked by war, religious disputes, ethnic and sectarian violence — as well as on the United States and the rest of the world.

Obama scored highest in Jordan , where 58 percent of its citizens have a favorable opinion of him, 29 percent have an unfavorable view, 6 percent had no opinion and 7 percent didn’t know.

Saudi Arabians have a 53 percent favorable opinion of Obama, followed by 52 percent in the United Arab Emirates . From there, Obama’s popularity dips below 50 percent with a 47 percent favorability rating in Kuwait , 43 percent in Lebanon and 35 percent in Egypt. In none of these countries, however, was Obama’s unfavorable rating higher than his favorable one.

In contrast, only 38 percent of Saudis have a favorable view of the United States , followed by 36 percent of Jordanians, 34 percent of UAE residents, 31 percent of Lebanese and 22 percent of Egyptians.

The difference between Obama’s popularity and that of the United States is a goodwill gap that spreads from 26 points in Kuwait to 11 points in Lebanon , all in Obama’s favor.

"Because of this, there is an opportunity for the president to literally ‘bridge the gap’ where his repository of goodwill lifts the goodwill towards America," according to Ipsos’s synopsis

Not that we ever believe our watchdog media’s polls, but why shouldn’t the denizens of the Middle East love Mr. Obama?

He is making us more dependent on them for their oil. He is helping to assure we lose the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Better yet, he has done more to destroy our economy than the 9/11 terrorists ever dreamed possible.

"Because of this, there is an opportunity for the president to literally ‘bridge the gap’ where his repository of goodwill lifts the goodwill towards America," according to Ipsos’s synopsis.

Yes, please save us, Mr. Obama!

(Thanks to Metacognition for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 11th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Poll: Mideast (Hearts) Obama, Not The US”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Are not all the Emirs, sheiks and Kings smaller than Basketball Barry?
    I guess there will be a lot of stooping (not bowing) to greet our “Overlords”.
    I don’t think that they will give back the gift Barry will bring them.
    ( the soft under belly of America)

  2. proreason says:

    Obamy is doing as much campaigning in foreign countries now as he is in the U.S.

    His campaigning can be simply described as “US bad, Obama good”.

    Why do you think he is doing that?

  3. beautyofreason says:

    I wonder how long it will take for Obama’s approval rating in Saudi Arabia to surpass his approval rating in the United States? I’ll give it a year. Of course, my view is based on the optimistic assumption that most Americans will wake up to what this administration is doing to our country and an honest poll will document the free fall.

    This globalist President must be relishing all of his theocratic fans. After all, Obama and the wahhabis share a lot in common. They live for disliking all things Western and emphasizing the so-called virtues of Islam. And their shared ideals include seeing the U.S. fail, at least militarily.

  4. The_Beloved_Deb says:

    Did anyone else hear Newt say that Eric Holder’s law firm is defending 17 of the Gitmo terrorists pro bobo? And that there are five attorneys at Justice who belong to firms defending even more?

    Is it just me or is the world on it ear??

  5. Steve says:

    “Did anyone else hear Newt say that Eric Holder’s law firm is defending 17 of the Gitmo terrorists pro bobo? And that there are five attorneys at Justice who belong to firms defending even more?”

    I did not hear that. And I did not know that.

    But checking Wikipedia, it would seem to be right. WP says his firm has represented 15 detainees pro bono, as of 2007:

    Covington & Burling

    The firm’s recent pro bono matters include:

    * Former and/or continued representation of fifteen Yemenis, one Pakistani, and one Algerian being held at Guantanamo Bay, and have obtained favorable rulings that detainees have rights under the Fifth Amendment and the Geneva Conventions.[14] The court ruled in March 2005 that the government could not transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay to foreign custody without first giving the prisoners a chance to challenge the move in court.


    And they document this with a pdf film from the firm.

    Funny how we never heard anything about this before. Not even during his confirmation hearings.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Is there a terrorist this smug commie won’t coddle up against?
      This clown really does hate America and what it stands for!!

  6. MinnesotaRush says:

    Good grief!!! “God bless Hitler”?!?!?!? Just a little “moderate”(ly) sick!

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      Shouldn’t that say “Allah Bless Hitler”? Off with your head missy! Or more accurately “Allah HEARTS Hitler”.

  7. joeblough says:

    They like Hitler. They like Obama.

    Makes sense to me.

  8. canary says:

    The way I understand it, Obama’s Arabic Muslim ancestory, plays a factor.
    The most disturbing thing I read is Obama’s support of Palenstine over Isreal. He was against the Jews moving back to their homeland in Palenstine, and made comparisons of the terrible British colonization of Africa and the colonization by Jews of Palenstine.
    Apparently, the muslim Arab traders have been in Africa a long time. Most of his family had Arabic names as Barrack (blesssed) Hussein Obama. Pretty common names in Africa which is approx 40% muslim. Obama was devasted to learn his grandfather had started learning from the white man and Arabs. Relatives on his visit, explain, grandfather set off one day to find out what they were like, and came back wearing clothes, for one thing he was circumsized, and instead of building a hut, made a tent to live in. (great-grandfather never forgave his son)
    It was not the violent, many wifes, he beat, which Obama was aware of, and the muslim Kikuyu custom of female circumcision, he learned his own father’s fowl temper. It was that his image of his grandfather being autocratic, but replaced by images that came in his mind of “Uncle Tom, Collaborator, House N***** ( not my words, but it’s okay for Afro-Americans, ya know).

    The connection I see in that of Hitler muslim lovers favoring Obama, is his belief that the Jews were wrong to go back to their homeland. And Palenstine, Iran, are in the right to fight Isreal and as Iran’s looney leaders said “wipe Isreal off the map..” I came across some articles of other liberals that believe that the British and the African muslims had only helped the Jewish Isrealites, so that then the middle-east countries could kill all the Jews easy. But, then they became to friendly with America, which makes them even more determined to destroy Isrealite. And that if Arabs had just killed the jews, we would not have the problem with the middle-east. Course this is wrong, because the Quran is too destroy all unbelievers in the world.
    What worries me is the bible says it’s the middle-east’s determination to destroy Isreal, that will cause the most destruction of earth ever seen.

    Obama’s grandfather fought in Berma, a country the U.S. distances itself from. He traveled Persia Iran, Europe. He learned to speak English, which was different that then their normal Swahil Arabic Lou. Grandfather critized the Africans as lazy, stupid, and whipped them, whipped his wife, children. That Africans should learn from the White man, and be educated to better Africa. Course this benifited Obama’s father, who though not much of an educational transcript was told he could come to Hawaii America for one year. So, cruel for America to send his father back. And his grandfather had warned his father not to marry his mother, because white women were jealous, and wouldn’t accept his father having other wifes and would not follow him back to Africa. Course he got a chance to come back and go to Harvard, and Obama followed that dream too. Also, the grandfather tried to convert to Christianity and changed his name to Johnston, but thought the “Christian belief of “forgiveness” was impracticle, and that would put a dent in his bad treatment of women and wifes. He also believed that education should not be wasted on females. So, this was a great disappointment.

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