World souring on Obama, American foreign policy: Lagging economy continues to ‘dog’ his presidency

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 at 9:19 am

Remember back during the Bush years we were constantly told how much the world hated us? Well, they still do, thanks to the failed president.

President Obama has seen his poll numbers slip in recent months as a lagging economy continues to dog his presidency, and now there’s evidence that the president is also seeing his popularity erode around the world.

Dog his presidency? Well, that’s an unfortunate phrase, no?

According to a new survey of more than 26,000 people in 21 different countries, support for the president’s international policies is dropping. Approval of the president’s handling of foreign affairs has dropped 15 points in Europe, 19 points in the Middle East, 18 points in Russia, and 30 points in China according to a new survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project.

The poll found many object to American strategy in fighting the war on terrorism, with majorities in 17 of the 21 countries surveyed saying that they disapprove of the use of drones in Middle Eastern countries.

Concern over American policy has bled into foreign opinion of the president personally, with President Obama seeing slipping popularity across the board.

“Global approval of President Barack Obama’s policies has declined significantly since he first took office, while overall confidence in him and attitudes toward the U.S. have slipped modestly as a consequence,” the report said.

Maybe it’s time for another big speech.

Here are the numbers. Notice his approval among Mexicans is also way down. Guess letting all those guns walk into Mexico hasn’t helped.

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