The world likes Americans...hates GW Bush!
In a new series of polls pulbished today, 10 countries around the world were asked their opinion of the Americans and its presidential candidates...
Opinions of the US people are generally positive...
72% of the French say they have a favourable view of the Americans as a whole...73% of Canadians say the same, while the number is 62% in Britain (So Americans are actually more liked in France than Britain! A surprise!)
Crucially these numbers help give the lie to the Republican charge that all the anti-Bush sentiment is merely the work of the usual anti-American suspects.
When voters were asked whether they had a favourable or unfavourable opinion of GW Bush, there were radically different results...
75% unfavourable in France
64% in Canada and Australia
How about Britain, leading ally in the war on terror, truest friend in the world... Surely they like GW? Nah! 60% unfavourable to 25% favourable!
Only ONE country in the ten gave Bush the vote as favourable...and they did it in a BIG way...
70% Favourable opinion of GW.
If you want to know how balanced GW's take on Israel/Palestine has been, then look at those numbers! Israel is the one major country that loves GW!
When it comes to voting Bush v Kerry, 8 out of the 10 countries go for Kerry, and by a long way.
In Britain its Kerry 50% Bush 22%...Kerry 60% Bush 20% in Canada...Kerry 72% Bush 16% in France.
Russia in the wake of its own wave of terrorism, goes narrowly for Bush. The hardline Putin not too far from hardline Bush.
The one country to go clearly for Bush is...Israel again, 50% for Bush, just 24% for Kerry.
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