More Americans Believe President Obama is Not Respected By World Leaders

Big shift in the numbers

President Obama is taking a hit on an important metric: how Americans believe he is viewed by foreign leaders.

For the first time in Mr. Obama’s presidency, more believe he is not respected by world leaders. Fifty-three percent say he’s not respected while just 41 percent of Americans who responded to a Gallup survey believe the president is respected abroad.

When he took in 2009, just 20 percent believed he wasn’t respected on the world stage. As recently as last year, 43 percent thought he wasn’t respected by world leaders.

Do you think leaders of other countries have respect for President Obama?
53% now say no

He was going to make us respected again. He was going to 'restore our image in the world'
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