Thursday, February 16, 2006


US sinks to new low in eyes of Australians

`Australians are more hostile than ever towards the United States and view China’s global influence more favourably than that of Canberra’s key ally, a new global poll has found.

The poll, released yesterday in the influential US magazine Foreign Policy, describes America as globally “red, white and booed”, noting: “The United States’s standing dropped sharply as a result of the Iraq war, and it hasn’t hit rock bottom yet.”

In interviews conducted between last October and January, only 29 per cent of Australians had a “mainly positive” attitude towards the US, while 60 per cent were “mainly negative” and 11 per cent undecided. This is down on last year, when 40 per cent of Australians were positive about the US.’

Now, just gotta get that 29% down to 0%. 🙂

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