with their latest: World views US 'more positively'.
The average percentage of people saying that the US has a positive influence has risen to 35% from 31% a year ago, according to the survey. Those saying the US has a negative influence fell five percentage points to 47%.Wait. This good news gets better...
However, the poll finds that views of US influence in the world are still mainly negative, though they improved in 11 out of the 23 countries also polled a year ago.
Perceptions of the US worsened in three - Canada, Lebanon and Egypt.
What a shock. Canadian liberals and Lebanese and Egyptian terrorists join hands in their hate for the U.S. I would say stop the presses, and print this exclusive, but the newspapers will soon be out of existence, for being solipsistic dinosaurs. Their current print quality would foul the flesh of fresh wrapped fish, impart a rash on your poor puppy's ass and drop your canary to the base of its cage, faster than a gas-filled coal mine.
Of the 17 countries surveyed every year since 2005, positive views of the US have recovered for the first time this year to 32% after showing a steady decline over the previous three years.Iran is most hated for not completing their promise to kill the Jews. Israel is hated for being filled with Jews. Of course, since we don't hate the Jews as much as the rest of the world does, this opinionated world, filled with liberal apologists and Muslim fanatics, fancies us with a negative score of 47%. It makes perfect sense to me.
Negative views of Iran's influence remained at 54%. But Israel's negative rating went down from 57% to 52%.
Germany, included in the ratings for the first time, is viewed most positively, with a 56% positive score to 18% negative. Japan comes in a close second, with 56% positive to 21% negative. But a majority of those surveyed in neighbouring China and South Korea expressed negative views of Japan. Russia showed the greatest improvement, with positive views rising on average among the countries surveyed from 29% to 37%.Well this is heartening. The countries who were most responsible for killing millions of innocent civilians and starving their own populations to death over political dissent, a mere sixty years ago, are now viewed most positively. I wonder who was responsible for convincing Germany to change their national pastime, from killing and invading neighbors, to something less caustic, like soccer or football?
I guess I am not surprised why communists like John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Obama, Hillary et al. want for us all to be world citizens. Russia enjoys a two percent lead on us, at 37 vs. 35 pecent; an amazing score, for the country supplying nuclear material to one of the most hated countries, Iran. I can only conclude that astute, university educated liberals were the source material for the poll, since they cannot read, do math or think critically beyond George Bush, about their likes and dislikes.
The survey was carried out by the international polling firm GlobeScan with the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland.Well now, there is an unassailable set of credentials. Who the hell is GlobeScan (link)? What the hell is PIPA(link)? And an northeastern university is behind it? Nahhhh. No potential bias there.
PIPA director Steven Kull said the improved rating of the United States could be linked to the forthcoming presidential election.
Sure. We allowed the MSM to create a wave of ignorance around the world. Then the surfing dudes we popped out of the potato launcher of our sixties educated culture, rode the crest right into the shore of our primary process, leaving only liberal medical waste on the beach. Now we get to clean it up in our general election. Party on, world! Free needles, drugs and welfare for all!
They hope we will move toward their coveted policies of the fascism, communism, thuggery and dictatorships. After all, misery loves company, for those of us who don't live in the elite classes. In the spirit of liberal fairness and Muslim sixth century retrograde paranoia, let us all level the playing field, even if it takes a couple of terrorist nukes.
"It may be that as the US approaches a new presidential election, views of the US are being mitigated by hope that a new administration will move away from the foreign policies that have been so unpopular in the world," he said.
Peace and XXXX-s and OOOO-s from the loving 'world' to U.S.