Brits back Barack

November 19, 2010, 2:13 AM GMT+0

US President Barack Obama may have suffered losses in the US mid-term elections earlier this month, but it would appear that the majority of the British public believe that he is doing a good job as leader of the United States.

  • 54% of Brits approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President of the United States.
  • An enthusiastic 8% strongly approve, while 46% approve somewhat.
  • But 19% of the British public disapprove of the way in which Obama is handling his job, including 5% who strongly disapprove of Obama’s leadership of the United States.

In this year’s mid-term elections the Democrats lost their majority in the House of Representatives winning only 189 seats compared to Republicans’ 239. The Democrats kept their majority within the Senate by just 6 seats, (53 seats compared to 47). These results were a major blow to the Democrats and led to questions over whether Obama will be able to hold on to his office for another term in the 2012 elections.

Indeed, earlier this week former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, told ABC that she believed she could beat Obama if she were to run against him for the presidency. Despite his problems in the US however, it seems Obama is still looked on approvingly by a majority of Brits.

See the survey details and full results