Change!… Obama’s Approval Rating Now Lower Than Bush’s 2008 Rating in Arab World

Respondents said killing Osama Bin Laden made the US more unpopular.

Respondents rated Obama’s policies as less popular than other leaders, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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James Zogby, the anti-Israel pollster who released these findings today, blames the drop in support for Obama in the Arab world on Obama’s failure to put the amount of pressure on Israel the Arab world wanted and expected. But according to the poll, the Arab world doesn’t seem to be happy with any of America’s foreign policy positions. Respondents rated Obama’s policies as the least popular, when compared with other leaders, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Killing Osama bin Laden also contributed to the Arab world’s negative views of Obama. In all six countries surveyed – Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, the UAE and Saudi Arabia – the majority of respondents said killing bin Laden made them “less favorable toward the U.S.” Notably, in Egypt, only 2 percent said the al Qaeda leader’s death made them view America more positively.

Most surprisingly, Obama’s approval ratings are even lower than President Bush’s before he left office in 2008. They dropped from 26 percent to 12 percent in Morocco, 9 percent to 5 percent in Egypt, 16 percent to 10 percent in Jordan and 22 percent to 12 percent in the UAE (though they did improve in Saudi Arabia, and tick up slightly in Lebanon).

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  • Mikey

    No surprise to me. Obama is WORSE than Bush. No matter what the LSM tells you.

  • Militant Conservative

    Are those part of the 57 states Obama spoke about? Otherwise I don’t care about

    muzterd countries. powder is dry

  • Marsh626

    “the majority of respondents said killing bin Laden made them ‘less favorable toward the U.S.'”

    The middle east – and fundamentalist muslims in general – want the U.S. to help them throw Jews in ovens, behead Christians, hang gays, suicide bomb non-muslim infidels and cover our females in burqas.

    So naturally leftists will get to work on exactly that in order to appease them…

  • chuck in st paul

    Oooooh, the towelheads don’t like us. Wow. I’ll spend the requisite amount of time worrying about it… There. done.

  • teff

    I wonder how many caves they had to visit for the poll.
    Who the hell cares what the Arabs think anyway and why is it important? It’s like asking what bill maher is thinking….Who gives a damn.

    These are the same people that think Dick Cheney was sitting in a building with a plunger like bugs bunny ready to blow up the world trade center as the planes hit.

  • Chisum

    We were told that if we voted for Obama the world would like us again.

    More proof of the power of Hope and Change.

  • martha

    And I should be concerned about the Muzzies not liking him why?

  • davidt

    Obama isn’t destroying the US quickly enough to satisfy the arab world.

  • big L

    maybe they used two animal horns and a string and called them up

  • WillofLa

    I didn’t know Zogby was anti-Israeli, I just wasn’t aware of that about him, and wouldn’t have looked into that about him, nor would I just think that about just anyone that I hear of. I wouldn’t think, “Hey, let me look him up to see how he stands on Israel’s statehood.” I don’t normally think those kinds of things about people. I always give people the benefit of the doubt until I know otherwise. That’s like trust. I trust people, unless they look like somekind of scum bag or something, until I learn otherwise of them. I don’t go around thinking ill of everyone I don’t know, but like alot of people I size people up as I go around minding my own business, and half the time I don’t even look at other people. Like if someone yells while I’m sitting in traffic, I do not ever look to see who it was that yelled. And not even neccessarily at me, but somebody yelled something, most people look that way. I don’t know why, they just do. But I didn’t know that about Zogby being anti-Israeli.

    But Obama not getting the bounce the media believed he should have got after killing Bin Laden is not surprising to me. He would have got to have killed half the Al Quaeda in Afghanistan to even get a bounce if you asked me. He doesn’t get to just go kill someone and then he’s made out to be a hero in the Middle East? They don’t like Obama over there. They’ve said so in so many words. Didn’t we hear from the Egyptians when they were taking over the country when they were asked how they thought Obama had an affect on what they were doing, and they said he didn’t have anything to do with what they were doing just because he killed Bin Laden, they didn’t care about Obama.

    Regardless of Obama’s close ties with terrorists all over the world, he is nobody to anyone except the damn Palestinian’s. And who the hell are they? They don’t even exist. They don’t even have a country. They’re Jordanian’s, and Arabs who migrated into the area when the Roman’s were trying to kill the Jews off hundreds of years ago. It was the Romans who named the whole country of Israel, Palestine to insult the Jews and take their homeland away from them by proxy. It’s not that Israel is really called Palestine. It’s not. It’s Israel and has always been Israel for thousands of years before there ever was a people who lived in that area. Before that it was all Jewish territory owned by the Israeli’s for thousands of years. Most of all the Middle East was owned by Israeli’s and had no name back then other than it was Jewish settlements and cities. Thousands of years later when the British started coming in there after the Jewish people had left and been run out, they are the ones who named all those Middle Eastern countries, not the Arabs. They were satisfied to just possess the desert and didn’t care what it’s name was, and never did try to name it until after the first World War when Great Britain gave them the land. Even then the area where Israel is located was known as Palestine because no one had ever come back in there, albeit the Jews, and took the name of Palestine out and put back the name Israel in it’s place. So, even today it’s still called Palestine and the Arab people’s who live in the region are known as Palestinian’s. Big deal.

    If Zogby doesn’t give the Israeli’s their rightful place then that’s his problem because it doesn’t take away the fact of historic significance Israel holds. Screw him and Obama! Both of them are stupid, and dumb.


    Ut Oh….time to blame Bush again!

  • Fionnagh

    I don’t care what the “Arab World” ratings are. I want to see AMERICA’s ratings for this clown PLUMMET!

  • George

    Who cares what the Arab world thinks about the USA!

  • gus

    When Obama killed Bin Laden. Did he do a Kung Fu on him, or did he bore him to death with his bullsh!t.

  • Molon Labe

    How could Allah allow them to do this to a fellow Muslim?

  • tommy mc donnell

    who cares what they think.

  • the real wow

    I really, really, really, really love polls like this one… but the 43 is still too high!

    Rasmussen Poll: Generic Republican 48, Obama 43

  • TiminPhx

    It’s because the one thing that a savage will understand, is when the other guy has that big stick in his hand and will hit the hell out of him without any quibbling.

    Even when Obama does so with the OBL raid or the Pedator strikes he does so with a tearful face, apologizes as he does it.

    To the Arab world, he’s their wife beating husband. And while they love him, they don’t respect him, because they know he should be on their side and still now and then abuses them.

    Bush was the cop that would arrest their family members, that would evoke hate in them, but at the end of the day, they respected.

  • No Man

    No man thinks a low Arab opinion is a net positive for Obama.

    The average and median Arab has a lump of excrement for brains.

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    but but but…it must be bush’s fault my ratings are so low…. 🙂 go pound it kenyan fraud

  • FurryGuyJeans

    The MFM is doing all it can to keep the empty suited dictator look popular, and their efforts are as successful as the porkulus was for improving our economic woes.

    Damn, it sucks to be Barry. whoo-hoo!

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  • Cylon

    Notice the important thing here: killing bin Laden added to the negative view of the US in the Arab world. Exterminating this vermin made the Arabs more negative about the US. Removing this mass murderer from the world made the Mooselimbs hate the US more.

    So, how does that fit into the narrative of “pro-American” Arab governments? It doesn’t. They are not pro-American, they just pretend to be. Get that into your heads. Islam is your enemy.

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  • jorgen

    No wonder Bammy had to be dragged kicking and screaming to approve of the execution of Osama. He better not do a Haj to Mekka anytime soon!

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  • Clearbrook

    “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” (as Gomer Pyle would say…)

    Not *all* in the Muslim world are sufficiently brainwashed. If they were, killing Osama would have made Obama have ZERO popularity. At least that much is good news — some of them are free thinkers, or at least so we can hope. The other good news is that he has not been a disappointment *only* here, because you know that if could maintain popularity overseas, the Mainstream Leftist Media would be exagerating that instead of addressing his loss in popularity with non-black Americans, where a recent poll put his popularity at about 35%. Sure, the 12% of Americans that share the same skin tone seem to think that is good enough to get him 90% support numbers, but that is not enough to put him over the top. In the Arab world, being black is totally out of the picture, so they naturally respond negatively much quicker, having no racial bias to overcome first!

  • silentcal_rox

    AND, he’s earned that rating . . .one and done for Boris O’ Commie!!!