President Obama receives just 30% approval in Bloomberg's Global poll, roughly in-line with...

President Obama receives just 30% approval in Bloomberg's Global poll, roughly in-line with equally uninspiring French counterpart Sarkozy and Japan's Kan. Chinese President Hu Jintao's economic policies were viewed favorably by 58%, while Germany's Markel garned a sky-high 70% favorability rating among investors.

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  • MarketGuy
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    Correction: Germany's Chancellor is spelled "Merkel".
    22 Sep 2010, 02:54 PM Reply Like
  • coloneldebugger
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    It doesn't matter who the president is now, put anyone you like in that role and their rating will suck. There isn't a silver bullet to fire at the problems of this country.
    22 Sep 2010, 02:58 PM Reply Like
  • 529794
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    Not true Colonel. Clinton had very high ratings before the witch hunt by the Republicans. But you are right about one thing--in this country, at this time, the president is just a figure head doing what he is told.


    Bush wasn't president. The undead Cheney and his neocon friends were AND still are.


    Bravo to Madame Merkel. It takes a woman to have real balls.
    22 Sep 2010, 03:19 PM Reply Like
  • Neil459
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    coloneldebugger, unfortunately many in this country will support anyone the media tells them to support, at least until they finally see how incredibly ignorant their position is.


    And that is what is happening now.
    22 Sep 2010, 05:19 PM Reply Like
  • citizenleung
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    Perhaps the polled investors like Germany's universal health care, strong trade unions, and high taxes. Now that I think about it, maybe Merkel does deserve her high marks!


    I find it funny that so many approve of China's "socialism with Chinese characteristics." Did investors recently hear that China will soon unveil its twelfth Five-Year Plan? Five-Year Plans sound so, oh, I don't know, Stalinish. Of course, the current crop of technocrats are much smarter than Stalin or Mao, but a Five-Year Plan is a Five-Year Plan. So much for the empty talk about wanting free markets.
    22 Sep 2010, 03:15 PM Reply Like
  • 529794
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    Merkel said NO to GS, et al, to what they were doing to the euro. She refused to bail out Spain and Greece. She thought of her country first. Wish that was contagious.


    The same ponzi scheme is happening to the euro zone as it is here. GS and company are not welcome there anymore. Except maybe in England, who is always America's lap dog.


    Isn't that where the private Federal Reserve Bank's profits go?
    23 Sep 2010, 12:53 PM Reply Like
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