[Ed. – Mr. “We’ve isolated Russia and left its economy in tatters“? What’s Russian for “Smile when you say that, you S.O.B.”? You don’t have to take Russia’s side to at least act like a grown-up when you’re dealing with Russia.]
President Obama’s 2008 campaign pledge to improve the image of the United States around the world hasn’t worked in Russia where a decade low of just 1 percent approve of American leadership, according to Gallup.
In fact, Gallup said that Russia’s view of the U.S. is the lowest in the world and comes at a time when Moscow is flexing its military muscle in hotspots like Syria where Obama is struggling to use force.
The 1 percent Russian approval of the United States is below where it was when former President George W. Bush left office, at about 20 percent.