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    World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Views of the US around the world have improved sharply over the past year, a BBC World Service poll suggests.

    For the first time since the annual poll began in 2005, America's influence in the world is now seen as more positive than negative.

    The improved scores for the US coincided with Barack Obama becoming president, a BBC correspondent notes.

    Nearly 30,000 people in 28 countries were interviewed for the poll, between November 2009 and February 2010.

    In these nations - or 14 of them, not including the US itself - positive views of the US fell to a low of 28% on average in 2007, from 38% in 2005, but recovered to 35% in 2009 and 40% in this year's poll.

    After a year, it appears the 'Obama effect' is real
    Steven Kull, director of Pipa

    "People around the world today view the United States more positively than at any time since the second Iraq war," said Doug Miller, chairman of international polling firm GlobeScan, which carried out the poll with the Program on International Policy Attitudes (Pipa) at the University of Maryland.

    "While still well below that of countries like Germany and the UK, the global standing of the US is clearly on the rise again."
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    It seems Barack Obama being elected as our president is as much a breath of fresh air to the rest of the world as it has been to Americans.

    Thank you Barack Obama for restoring honor and integrity to America.
    Thank You Barack Obama for Restoring Honor To The Presidency.
    President Obama will rank as one of our greatest presidents!

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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Who cares, opinion polls of other countries are just about the only thing that matter less than opinion polls in this country. This doesn't mean or signal any change in policy, for example just because Obama is more people among the people doesn't mean France or Germany is going to send more troops to Afghanistan, although seeing how Germany botching up northern Afghanistan maybe thats for the better.

    If Obama can get along with and negotiate better with those country's leaders, thats one thing, but a popularity poll among the people doesn't mean much. That being said, it certainly doesn't hurt.

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    It will take a long time to repair the damage that GWB did to our Country's integrity and standing in the world. However, this is a step in the right direction.

    GWB lowered our standards to those of our enemies. We lost the honor and respect that we have enjoyed in this country for over a century. The United States should be a beacon to the rest of the world. Obama understands that the beacon cannot be seen if you are down in the gutters with those who oppose us.


    Thank you President Obama for restoring America's glory.
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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Too bad Israel hates Obama.

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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Why wouldn't the world like us more now? Obama has done his best to cut our nuts off while going on an apology tour.
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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Unfortunately, after GWB...we had a lot to apologize for. First and foremost, GWB should apologize to this Country for selling out our integrity. Since that is not going to happen, at least we have a leader now who sees the importance of restoring our honor and integrity.
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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Unfortunately, after GWB...we had a lot to apologize for. First and foremost, GWB should apologize to this Country for selling out our integrity. Since that is not going to happen, at least we have a leader now who sees the importance of restoring our honor and integrity.
    LOL What honor and integrity has Obama restored? He's lied more than any other president in their first year from promises to his acts. Where is this fantasy honor of his?

    Clinton should be hung for treason for allowing US missile tech to be stolen by China for campaign funds. Now that is dishonor
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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    LOL What honor and integrity has Obama restored? He's lied more than any other president in their first year from promises to his acts. Where is this fantasy honor of his?

    Clinton should be hung for treason for allowing US missile tech to be stolen by China for campaign funds. Now that is dishonor
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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    Too bad Israel hates Obama.
    You have this wrong.

    Too bad Obama hates Israel.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    World opinion and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee.

    I personally find American success and world approval rate to be inversely related. Let's face it - much of the second-world planet suffers from massive tall poppy syndrome. Obama's actions are detrimental to America's growing GDP, which tickles other nations because the last thing they want to see is the USA staying on top.

    In this matter, Obama is essentially an American apologist. Princes don't bow to paupers, and America has no reason to put up a front of appeasement because they're winning a race that other nations don't attempt to run. If America's economic policies keeps them head and shoulders above the mixed-market debacle that is Europe, so be it. I'm out of sympathy for them and their inferior products, laughable work ethic, high unemployment, and miniscule GDPs.

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