U.S. President Barack Obama. Photographer: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
Attachment: Poll results and methodology
Global investors say President Barack Obama has done a better job of fighting terrorism than former President George W. Bush, while U.S. investors rate the ex- president higher.
Outside the U.S., Obama is rated stronger than Bush on terrorism, 48 percent to 16 percent, in the Bloomberg Global Poll. Worldwide, Obama has a 40 percent to 29 percent edge in the quarterly poll taken May 9-10 of 1,263 Bloomberg customers who are investors, analysts and traders.
Fabian Fritzsche, 32, a poll respondent from Collineo Asset Management GmbH in Dortmund, Germany, says Obama deserves credit for improving the world’s view of the U.S.
“The Obama administration improved the reputation of the U.S.A. -- i.e., the soft power of America -- which will make it more difficult for terrorists to recruit new terrorists,” Fritzsche said. “That is probably, in the long term, the most efficient way to fight terrorism.”
Well he did not end the wars as promised. Instead maintained Iraq on schedule per the Bush plan, greatly expanded the war in Afghanistan, started another war in Libya. Has the "secret" war in Yemen as exposed by wikileaks.
We are spending far more and have more troops at war than the day Obama was elected. Funny to see you celebrating it.
Poll or no poll these foreign wars were bad Bush policy that Obama only made worse.