Skip to comments.Obama's favorable ratings across the Arab world are 10% or less. Zogby poll report 2011 - REPOST
Posted on 09/25/2012 9:14:16 AM PDT by justlittleoleme
With the 2008 election of Barack Obama, favorable attitudes toward the U.S. more than doubled in many Arab countries. But in the two years since his famous Cairo speech, ratings for both the U.S. and the President have spiraled downwards. The President is seen overwhelmingly as failing to meet the expectations set during his speech, and the vast majority of those surveyed disagree with U.S policies.
In five out of the six countries surveyed, the U.S. was viewed less favorably than Turkey, China, Franceor Iran. Far from seeing the U.S. as a leader in the post-Arab Spring environment, the countries surveyed viewed U.S. interference in the Arab world as the greatest obstacle to peace and stability in the Middle East, second only to the continued Palestinian occupation.
While the vehemence of Arab reaction to the U.S. was startling, the general sentiment echoed points made in AAI President James Zogbys 2010 book Arab Voices, in which he reflected on Arab opinions of both the U.S. and our foreign policies. American democracy [seems] a lot like damaged goods to many Arabs U.S. policy in the region has increasingly undermined Arab attitudes toward America as a global model.
After improving with the election of Barack Obama in 2008, U.S. favorable ratings across the Arab world have plummeted. In most countries they are lower than at the end of the Bush Administration, and lower than Iran's favorable ratings (except in Saudi Arabia).
The continuing occupation of Palestinian lands and U.S. interference in the Arab world are held to be the greatest obstacles to peace and stability in the Middle East.
While many Arabs were hopeful that the election of Barack Obama would improve U.S.-Arab relations, that hope has evaporated. Today, President Obama's favorable ratings across the Arab world are 10% or less.
Obama's performance ratings are lowest on the two issues to which he has devoted the most energy: Palestine and engagement with the Muslim world.
The U.S. role in establishing a no-fly zone over Libya receives a positive rating only in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, but, as an issue, it is the lowest priority.
The killing of bin Laden only worsened attitudes toward the U.S.
A plurality says it is too early to tell whether the Arab Spring will have a positive impact on the region. In Egypt, the mood is mixed. Only in the Gulf States are optimism and satisfaction levels high.
We are now seeing the effects of the so called Arab spring... That is going favorably for Obama as well. /sarc
All he has to do is STOP being America’s President and his favorability ratings will zoom back up again.
Remember, WE ARE THE BIG SATAN. Anybody who is the leader of the big satan will be hated.
How about it Barry? You want to be loved, right?
Should read muslim world. Not all Arabs and people of the Middle East are muslims. That being said, the muslims really need to be put in their place. They need to get along, or get destroyed, no in-between will be acceptable.
“The muslims really need to be put in their place. They need to get along, or get destroyed, no in-between will be acceptable.”
The world has had to do this before, and I guess we will have to do it again! They don’t plan on getting along, so their destruction will come because the rest of the world isn’t going to tolerate their behavior.
Arabs don’t like gay, weak creatures crawling around them.
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