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article imageTwo in three Canadians support President Barack Obama

By Andrew Moran     Nov 1, 2009 in Politics
Canada may not have Barack Obama as their leader but a new poll suggests that two in three Canadians support the US President, which is more than those who support Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
It was quite obvious that a lot of Canadians wanted Barack Obama to win the 2008 President election and many of them even held parties to celebrate the candidate's historic win. Even though Americans are disapproving of the President's job, Canadians are still supporting the politician who promised change in America.
According to the latest Canadian Press/Harris Decima poll, two in three Canadians support Barack Obama and they believe he is doing either an excellent or good job as President, reports The Canadian Press. While 25 per cent of respondents said Obama was doing a fair job and 5 per cent believe the 44th President is doing a poor job.
The former Senator from Illinois received the most support from Canadians in the province of Ontario where 75 per cent support the President and the lowest support was 55 per cent, which came from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It also showed that people with higher incomes would tend to support the President more than those who are less affluent.
Currently, Barack Obama is being hit with many dire issues such as health care reform, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a continuing economic crisis where unemployment is still on the rise.
The poll was conducted between October 8 and 12 and contains a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.
Unfortunately for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and other Canadian officials, Obama’s approval rating is much higher than those of his Canadian counterparts.
An Ekos poll that was released earlier this month, according to The National Post, Harper’s approval rating is 39 per cent and Ignatieff’s is 19 per cent.
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