While Pew assures us that the rest of the world loves Barack Obama–though the Brits would beg to differ–the “Muslim World” remains unimpressed.
For all of Obama’s obnoxious “outreach” to the Muslim World, as opposed to, say, the Christian World, the Jewish World, the Hindu World, the Buddhist World, or any other “world” that doesn’t want to kill us all, a recent Pew Poll shows that Muslim countries don’t think much of our commander in chief.
The U.S. continues to receive positive marks in India, where 66% express a favorable opinion, although this is down from last year when 76% held this view. America’s overall image has also slipped slightly in Indonesia, although 59% still give the U.S. a positive rating in the world’s largest predominantly Muslim nation.
Publics of other largely Muslim countries continue to hold overwhelmingly negative views of the U.S. In both Turkey and Pakistan – where ratings for the U.S. have been consistently low in recent years – only 17% hold a positive opinion. Indeed, the new poll finds opinion of the U.S. slipping in some Muslim countries where opinion had edged up in 2009. In Egypt, America’s favorability rating dropped from 27% to 17% – the lowest percentage observed in any of the Pew Global Attitudes surveys conducted in that country since 2006.