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06/03/03 - Washington, D.C.

World Support for U.S. at New Low Due to Iraq War

Support for the United States in Muslim countries has dropped to a new low.

A new poll finds the standing of the United Nations has been significantly damaged as well in both the Muslim and non-Muslim world, all because of the war in Iraq.

Osama bin Laden is viewed favorably in some countries, according to the Pew Global Attitudes Poll. Palestinians rank bin Laden first as a leader who can be trusted to do the right thing; he came in second in Jordan, Morocco and Pakistan.

In non-Muslim countries, people have more confidence in British Prime Minister Tony Blair and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan than they do in President Bush.

Even in the United States, Blair comes out ahead of Bush. Eighty-three percent say they have "a lot" or "some" confidence in Blair. But in Britain, Annan beats Blair.

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