This poll doesn’t shock me. The Egyptians want a sharia law state and Bin Laden is a hero to them. But this will shock Progressives who claim Barack Hussein Obama would be loved because of his outreach to the Islamic world. Well reality once again destroys leftists wishful thinking. Osama Bin laden is more popular among Egyptians than Obama.
First the good news: U.S. President Barack Obama is more than twice as popular in Egypt as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad.
Now, the bad news: the American president’s standing has never been worse in Egypt, plummeting since 2008, when he received a 25 percent favorability rating, to 12 percent in 2011. Even Osama Bin Laden, the late al Qaeda leader, was more popular this year, with a 21 percent favorability ranking. The Iranian leader fared worse, dropping from 21 percent favorability rating in 2008 to a miserable 5 percent.
The findings are drawn from a public poll of Egyptian views in the aftermath of the public uprising that brought about the resignation of Egypt’s fallen leader Hosni Mubarak. The poll was commissioned by the International Peace Institute, a New York-based think tank with close ties to the United Nations and Arab governments.
How’s that Muslim outreach going there Progressives?