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Confidence in Bush as a World Leader

June 16, 2008

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A WorldPublicOpinion.org poll of 20 nations (nearly 20,000 respondents) around the world finds that, while none of the national leaders examined inspire wide confidence, our glorious leader is one of the least trusted leaders, to such a degree as to be less trusted than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and only just beating out Pervez Musharraf. More details here. Heckofajob Bushie!

  1. June 16, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    What’s up with Nigeria? They got a corrupt government and U.S. oil companies. Why are they so optimistic?

  2. Lassi Hippeläinen
    June 17, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Only a selected few Nigerians have Internet access. They probably got their computers via corrupt government or U.S. oil companies. Not just Nigeria – Bush has his highest ratings in 3rd world countries (unless they are Islamic) where most people don’t have even a telephone.

  3. Lassi Hippeläinen
    June 17, 2008 at 3:02 am

    …and now that I finally got through to the site, I noticed that it wasn’t one of those Internet polls that PZ Myers likes to crash for fun and profit.
    Anyway, if you check the methodology, you notice that the study was delegated to local organizers. In Nigeria it is biased to urban areas. The randomness of the selections might be somewhat doubtful…

  4. June 17, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Communist China has a higher rating than Great Britain and the rest of the European countries listed? Wow, who would have a thought that one? Mexico would be understandable with their low rating because of the massive illegal immigration issue. The middle east countries have always been low for any President so far because of the support for Israel.

  5. gordon
    June 17, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Israel is conspicuously absent in the middle east section. I’d really like to know what they think. Really.

  6. gordon
    June 17, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Israel is conspicuously absent in the middle east section. I’d really like to know what they think.

  7. Amadán
    June 20, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Condi Rice is briefing W about the world situation.
    “And finally Mr President, I should let you know that 26 Brazilian soldiers died in a training accident yesterday…”
    Bush: “Oh my GOD Condi! That’s TERRIBLE! How could . . . ummm, can you remind me how big a number a brasillion is?”

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