U.S. President Barack Obama is the most popular leader in the world, according to a recent poll. Obama has got overall 59 percent favorable votes around the world, while he has got the maximum number of favorable votes from Kosovo (83 percent) and the least number of favorable votes from Slovenia (1 percent).
Obama has got the maximum number of unfavorable votes from Russia (83 percent) and the least number of unfavorable votes from Tunisia (3 percent). The countries where Obama is extremely popular include Vietnam (2nd), Portugal (3rd), Sweden (4th) and Colombia (5th).
The top counties where the U.S. president lacks popularity include both Israel and the Palestinian territories. Such countries also include Pakistan, Armenia, Iran and Serbia. While Obama has got 29 percent unfavorable votes from around the world, his net score (+30 percent) is much higher than the second most popular leader German Chancellor Angela Merkel whose net score is +13 percent.
Merkel also gets the maximum number of favorable votes from Kosovo (80 percent). She is equally popular in Sweden, Finland and Vietnam (59 percent each). She received the maximum number of unfavorable votes from Greece (72 percent), which appears to be an aftermath of Germany’s strict stance against Athens during its debt crisis.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is the third most popular leader in the world with +10 percent net score. He is followed by French President Francois Hollande at the third position with +6 percent net score and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with +4 percent net score.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has got -10 percent net score and stands quite lower in the table. Putin is most popular in Armenia with 79 percent favorable votes. According to the poll, he is more popular in countries like Vietnam and Mongolia than in his own country.
The complete poll results, conducted by WIN/Gallup International, is available HERE.