By Patrick Goodenough
Favorable views of the U.S. among respondents in the Zogby International poll have dropped by more than half across the six countries compared with a similar survey conducted two years ago – from an average 33 percent in 2009 to 15 percent in 2011.
In four of the six countries polled – Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates – favorable opinions of the U.S. are even lower now than they were in 2008, the final year of President Bush’s second term.
In the other two countries – Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia – they are higher now than in 2008, but down noticeably from 2009, when the poll was conducted several months after President Obama took office. Click here to continue.