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Poll Finds President Obama Is World's Most Respected Leader

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(April 23) -- President Barack Obama is still the world's most respected leader, according to a new six-country poll.

Released today by France 24 and Radio France Internationale, the Harris Interactive Poll asked 6,135 adults between the ages of 16 and 64 who live in the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Germany or Spain to name their favorite world leaders.

Seventy-seven percent of those surveyed chose Obama, which is one percentage point higher than when Harris Interactive asked the same question in November.
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President Obama and the Dalai Lama rank at the top of a new poll measuring the world's most popular leaders.

Close on his heels is the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, who was mentioned by 75 percent of those polled. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton came in third at 62 percent, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was mentioned by 54 percent of respondents, good enough for fourth place. 

Taken between March 31 and April 12, the poll found that Pope Benedict XVI still ranked as the seventh most popular leader, despite the ongoing revelations about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. 

On the flip side of the coin, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Libya's Moammar Gadhafi and Chinese President Hu Jintao earned a collective thumbs-down as the world's least popular leaders.
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by on May. 2, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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lga1965
by on May. 2, 2012 at 11:31 PM

 So, your whole family is anti-American? I am proud that our President is respected and admired by other people in other countries. I feel quite happy abut this and I trust the opinions of people in Europe, for example. Living in Germany for a total of 7 years , being an Air Force family ,and traveling in many countries, getting to know people in Germany through the German-American wives club associated with our base has introduced me to the concept that there are wonderful people all over the world and I was lucky to learn that fact. We are fortunate people in America. They know that.

Quoting Abaco:

Exactly......! I about fell off the chair after reading : )  the kids and dh are still laughing !

Quoting erika9009:

sidesplittinglaughter

I'm speechless.  I guess this shows you can get polls to say anything you want if you ask the right people and phrase the questions right.

I think I could be the nations best mom if I paid a poll company and had them ask questions in ways that made me look like a perfect mom.


 

Abaco
by on May. 2, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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Quoting lga1965:

 So, your whole family is anti-American? No.....yours ?I am proud that our President is respected and admired by other people in other countries. I feel quite happy abut this and I trust the opinions of people in Europe, for example. Living in Germany for a total of 7 years , being an Air Force family ,and traveling in many countries, getting to know people in Germany through the German-American wives club associated with our base has introduced me to the concept that there are wonderful people all over the world and I was lucky to learn that fact. We are fortunate people in America. They know that.

Quoting Abaco:

Exactly......! I about fell off the chair after reading : )  the kids and dh are still laughing !

Quoting erika9009:

sidesplittinglaughter

I'm speechless.  I guess this shows you can get polls to say anything you want if you ask the right people and phrase the questions right.

I think I could be the nations best mom if I paid a poll company and had them ask questions in ways that made me look like a perfect mom.


 


lga1965
by on May. 2, 2012 at 11:40 PM

 I have been online friends with women from England and Canada on an AOL message board and they all were very unhappy with Bush---and Cheney and the war mongering. When Obama was elected they were  happy. They still like him.I think people in other countries respect him more than a certain group of  people here in America. That is depressing to me.It doesn't speak well for many Americans.

Quoting nanaofsix531:

I have been in a ladies yahoo group since the late 80's.The ladies in the group are from all over the world.Canada,Australia,United Kingdom,New Zealand and they hated Bush.They called him the war monster with no conscience.They all get their news fron the BBC so they got the straight news not the made up news we get here in the states.They were all excited for the US when President Obama was elected.Most of them watch every speech he gives and never miss a chance to see him on TV.

Quoting _Kissy_:

hes not a warmonger with a chip on his shoulder who tries to knock the arrogance america has grown accustomed to..


 

lga1965
by on May. 2, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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 uhh, no. We are all pro President of The United States and pro America. The president is our leader. He is our representative and he is a respected leader,according to this study,poll, and according to many others. If you laugh at this, you are not respecting the leader of our country and disrespecting our country. You sound un-American. It is really quite immature to laugh at this .....really.

Quoting Abaco:


Quoting lga1965:

 So, your whole family is anti-American? No.....yours ?I am proud that our President is respected and admired by other people in other countries. I feel quite happy abut this and I trust the opinions of people in Europe, for example. Living in Germany for a total of 7 years , being an Air Force family ,and traveling in many countries, getting to know people in Germany through the German-American wives club associated with our base has introduced me to the concept that there are wonderful people all over the world and I was lucky to learn that fact. We are fortunate people in America. They know that.

Quoting Abaco:

Exactly......! I about fell off the chair after reading : )  the kids and dh are still laughing !

Quoting erika9009:

sidesplittinglaughter

I'm speechless.  I guess this shows you can get polls to say anything you want if you ask the right people and phrase the questions right.

I think I could be the nations best mom if I paid a poll company and had them ask questions in ways that made me look like a perfect mom.


 


 

Friday
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2012 at 11:52 PM
4 moms liked this

Meh. I'm not a fan of polls.

I don't hold much respect for Obama, too much BS.


H.R.H. Friday of MaryJane

Momniscient
by Gold Member on May. 3, 2012 at 12:06 AM

LOL at this thread. Awesome.

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on May. 3, 2012 at 1:47 AM
2 moms liked this

I see Vladimir Putin is on the list. Communist KGB and murderer! Speaks for itself...

Citygirlk
by on May. 3, 2012 at 5:15 AM
Maybe most popular known leader but most respected I dont kbow about that one he might be on the list but not as high up as dali lama.

Coming from an obama supporter.
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Citygirlk
by on May. 3, 2012 at 5:19 AM
Ive heard that and its true we would derserve it, romney would be like bush (another republican puppet) the only difference is hes morman.

Quoting Sisteract:


Quoting butlerro1013:

I have several friends who are not American.  Their impression of Obama may surprise some of you, they quite like him and think he's *gasp* reasonable.

Yep, I have had the same experience.

1 guy even told us, "if America elects "that" Romney, you deserve what you get."

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Citygirlk
by on May. 3, 2012 at 5:25 AM
Under influence.

Quoting blondekosmic15:

I see Vladimir Putin is on the list. Communist KGB and murderer! Speaks for itself...


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