If the president tires of life in Washington, he should think about house-hunting in Nairobi. Kenya is the country that is most favorable to the U.S. as a whopping 94 percent of Kenyans give Uncle Sam a big thumbs-up. That's music to the ears of "birthers," who brand Obama a native son of Kenya.
Nigeria ranks No. 2 with an 81 percent score, followed by South Korea (79 percent), Poland (74 percent) and France (73 percent). The Brits gave the U.S. a 65 percent favorability rating. That's expected to plummet as the British media fly to the rescue of their national icon, BP. Obama is the bogeyman responsible for putting the BP dividend income of widows and orphans in jeopardy.
The president, who gave a high-profile speech in Cairo a year ago, is losing his MoJo in the Muslim world. U.S. favorability dropped 10 points in Egypt to 17 percent. There was a four-point dip in Jordan to 21 percent and a three-point shrinkage in Lebanon to 52 percent.
Indonesia, where Obama went to school -- more music for birthers -- is down on its former student. Favorability dropped from 63 percent to 59 percent.
A big surprise: though Obama is pounding Pakistan with drone-fired missiles U.S. favorability inched up a percent to 17 percent. That's on par with Turkey, which had a 52 percent favorable rating of the U.S. in 2000, the year George Bush moved into the White House.