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Holiday April 24th, 2016 7:13pm

Do you think the United States is looked upon (more or less) favorably by other countries since Barack Obama has been president?

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CMD1973 Oxford iowa
04/29/16 5:17 pm

Our international standing has greatly improved under this administration. The last one did a poor job. If Hillary gets in this will improve even more and if trump gets in the only friend we will have is Russia.

iceberg124
04/26/16 9:10 am

To outsiders more favorable, to his own population yes. Foreign leaders love a limp wrested president

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kscott516 EB rules
04/25/16 7:13 am

More favorably of course. Why shouldn't they, considering he's trying to open our borders, provide healthcare to all, and makes us look ridiculously weak to foreign govts. We're failing as a country and that looks good to outsiders.

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
04/25/16 4:46 am

President Obama is viewed very favorably, but there is rising concern about the average American as a direct result of the parade of clowns that is the Republican primary. The USA as a nation is viewed favorably, if onlywith a shake of the head and a chuckle at times.

Nuclear Boaty McBoatface
04/25/16 3:41 am

People are in disagreement with reality. It's definitely viewed more favorably.

jvc1133 61535
04/24/16 8:57 pm

Mors, They like the USA confused and weak

paranoidandroid peace love and science
04/24/16 8:48 pm

I was just speaking about this with people from Hong Kong. They viewed the US more favorably with Obama as president. Their opinion was faltering due to Trump's run for president though.

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LibArtie SW Connecticut
04/24/16 6:24 pm

Bush 43 was a total embarrassment. President Obama repaired that damage.

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allswel Minnesota
04/25/16 1:51 pm

Except now, if you listen to foreign "people on the street," interviews, they all wonder what the hell is up with Americans voting for Trump and Cruz.

LibArtie SW Connecticut
04/25/16 3:18 pm

It's a small minority of Americans who find Trump or Cruz acceptable.

allswel Minnesota
04/25/16 3:54 pm

Yes, but it is making a lot of noise.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/24/16 5:19 pm

Definitely less. He is an abominable excuse for a president.

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borny33
04/24/16 7:05 pm

I disagree. There have been way worse!

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/25/16 3:23 pm

Only Carter, but it's nearly a tie for last place.

borny33
04/25/16 6:28 pm

I'm glad you get to have an opinion and that others can have there's! Great country!

Maj Worth Economist
04/24/16 2:15 pm

I think Obama has a mostly favorable rep, but I also think people see it as being taken over by religious crazies.

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Holiday LA
04/24/16 3:54 pm

Do YOU think the US has been taken over by a bunch of religious crazies?

Maj Worth Economist
04/24/16 7:27 pm

That wasn't the question. But I think there are religious crazies that are being obstructionist. This isn't to say that every religious person is a crazy.

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
04/24/16 12:20 pm

I'm not European, but Russia takes us as a joke

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Fevercrumb
04/24/16 12:18 pm

As somebody from the UK I promise people in Europe have a much higher favourability than most American of Obama

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Holiday LA
04/24/16 1:28 pm

What would account for this favorability (sorry, you stated you were a Brit) favourability?

Fevercrumb
04/24/16 1:41 pm

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/may/22/obamaphilia-more-europes-weakness-than-president


This sums it up pretty well. It's more people like the IDEA of Obama (black, internationalist, etc) rather than knowing about his actual policy's. Also the fact that he hasn't led the west into another war helps.