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

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

June 17, 2010

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.

The president spoke at Cairo University on June 4, 2009.
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On June 4, 2009, the president used an address at Cairo University to reach out to the Muslim world. But Pew's survey shows the U.S.A.'s standing in Muslim nations has slipped in the past year.

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.

The international image turnaround that Pew recorded last year after Obama’s election, he said, "has been sustained."

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."

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:58 AM

    Did not see or hear a word of this on the so-called "Major Media." Can't allow this out, it may offend the lunatic Right Wingers. Major media has to frame is that Obama is doing an awful job and is in over his head. Have Americans forgotten the Bush League years that quickly?

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    Anonymous said...

    Did not see or hear a word of this on the so-called "Major Media." Can't allow this out, it may offend the lunatic Right Wingers. Major media has to frame is that Obama is doing an awful job and is in over his head. Have Americans forgotten the Bush League years that quickly?
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    Actually this story came from "National Public Radio" NPR the biggest, non commercial radio network, in America. NPR

    John H. Armwood

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