Most EU Citizens Approve of Obama’s Handling of International Policies

According to the Transatlantic Trends 2010 report,  President Obama is still viewed more positively in Europe than the United States, and continues to be more popular than President George W. Bush had ever been in the 11 EU countries included in the survey. While 78% of Europeans approved of his handling of international policies in general (a slight drop from 83% in 2009), fewer than half of Europeans responded positively when asked specifically about his handling of Afghanistan and Iran. Unlike Europeans, Americans have similar or higher approval rates for many of his specific policies. The majority of Americans approved of his policies toward Russia (61%), climate change (56%), Afghanistan (54%), and Iran (52%). However, American approval for his handling the Middle East dips below the halfway mark (48%).

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