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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-11 03:25 PM
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Barack Obama ran for president in 2008 based in part on the promise that he would restore Americas standing in the world, and a new Gallup poll released today shows that he has done just that. Respondents in 100 countries were surveying and the United States was the most popular world power at 47%. This is a roughly 14% increase in Americas global standing since the Bush administration.

Gallup found that Obama has managed to turn the US from the power that trailed Japan, Germany, France, Russia, and even China from 2007-2008 into the most popular of the worlds global powers. US leadership is now approved of by 47% of the world and only 25% disapprove. Germany is second with a 40%/17% approval to disapproval ratio. France was third with a 39% approval rating followed by Japan (37%), the UK (35%), China (31%), and Russia (27%).

The poll also found that by nearly a 4 to 1 margin, the US is the most popular migration destination. Canada and the UK were tied for second at 7%. I can already hear conservatives snickering and saying, Of course Obama made us popular around the world, he is always apologizing, and then throwing in some variant of their belief that real leaders like tyrants must be despised.

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