US viewed less favorably in Arab world, poll shows (below 2008)

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    interesting, I would have thought we might see an upswing ala Libya etc.....:eusa_whistle:



    Obama, US viewed less favorably in Arab world, poll shows

    2011 11:59 AM

    The United States is viewed less favorably in much of the Arab world today than it was during the final year of the Bush administration, and President Obama is less popular in the region that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to a poll released today (WED) by the Arab American Institute, a nonpartisan research and advocacy group.

    Attitudes towards the US president and the United States as a whole have been growing increasingly negative over the past ten years due to the invasion of Iraq, outrage over Guantanamo Bay, and continued frustration over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, which has been tracking attitudes for a decade.

    But the current poll is striking in that is illustrates how far Obama’s favorability has fallen in the region, after an initial optimistic spike when he took office.

    “It’s because expectations were created that were not met,” Zogby said.

    In 2008, the final year of the Bush administration, only nine percent of Egyptians had a favorable attitude towards the United States. A year later, after Obama took office, that number jumped to 30 percent. But now it has plummeted to just five percent of Egyptians who view the United States favorably.

    Similar figures in Morocco, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates show that the United States is viewed less favorably now than the final year of the Bush administration.

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    Its not surprising, even before 9/11 the US had a very unfavorable view in that part of the world, I don't think we'll ever really be that popular there.
     
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