Obama Debate Claims About Changing World Attitudes Largely Untrue In Muslim World, Pew Survey Finds

 

 

 ” Despite a claim by President Barack Obama that “attitudes about Americans have changed” as a result of his foreign policy in Libya and Egypt, polls show support of the United States among Arabs has declined since former President George W. Bush’s tenure.

Positive views of the U.S. in several Muslim nations slipped from 22 percent in 2008 to 19 percent in 2012, according to a Pew Research Center report announced in June 2012. Support in both Pakistan and Jordan fell from 19 percent to 12 percent, while U.S. popularity in Turkey rose, from 12 percent to 15 percent.

“In Egypt, we stood on the side of democracy,” Obama said during Monday’s presidential debate. “In Libya, we stood on the side of the people … as a consequence, there’s no doubt that attitudes about Americans have changed.” ” 

 

Changed Alright … For The Worse.