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David Cameron third most popular leader in the world

WT24 Desk

David Cameron is the third most popular leader in the world after Barack Obama and Angela Merkel, according to a new poll, The Telegraph reports.A survey of 64,000 people in 65 countries found Mr Cameron is viewed positively by 37 per cent of people across the world, and unfavourably by 28 per cent.

Whilst Mr Cameron rates higher than President Obama in China, the American leader is better received in Britain than its own prime minister, who has a net rating of minus seven points.David Cameron is the third most popular leader in the world after Barack Obama and Angela Merkel, according to a new poll.

A survey of 64,000 people in 65 countries found Mr Cameron is viewed positively by 37 per cent of people across the world, and unfavourably by 28 per cent.Whilst Mr Cameron rates higher than President Obama in China, the American leader is better received in Britain than its own prime minister, who has a net rating of minus seven points.

According to the poll by WIN/Gallup International, the least popular leader in the world is Vladimir Putin, who has a rating of minus 51 points.Johnny Heald, managing director of ORB International which is part of the WIN/GIA network, said: “The UK still carries some weight around the world and together with the Queen, David Cameron is often the figurehead.

“Despite our contentious relationship with the EU, the Prime Minister is generally well regarded across Europe. “He also performs well in North America but significantly less well than Chancellor Merkel and [France’s] President Hollande across the Middle East.” The Conservative leader is also popular in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Ukraine, India and Fiji.

Mr Obama has a popularity rating of 30 per cent in his own country and the German Chancellor is on 13 per cent. Although Ms Merkel has a somewhat disappointing net score of minus six points in her own country.  President Hollande is next most popular leader after Mr Cameron, followed closely behind by Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India.

On Jeremy Corbyn:”We cannot let that man inflict his security-threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating ideology on the country we love”
On the EU:”We all know what’s wrong with the EU – it’s got too big, too bossy, too interfering. But we also know what’s right about it – it’s the biggest single market in the world”
On Trident:”Because our independent nuclear deterrent is our ultimate insurance policy – this government will order four new trident submarines”
On social mobility:”Britain has the lowest social mobility in the developed world. Here, the salary you earn is more linked to what your father got paid than in any other major country … we cannot accept that”
On migration:”If we opened the door to every refugee, our country would be overwhelmed”
On the 2015 election:”Why did all the pollsters and the pundits get it so wrong?…Britain and Twitter are not the same thing”
On equality:”Opportunity doesn’t mean much to a black person constantly stopped and searched by the police because of the colour of their skin … The point is this: you can’t have true opportunity without real equality”
On madrassas:”If an institution is teaching children intensively, then whatever its religion, we will, like any other school, make it register so it can be inspected… if you are teaching intolerance, we will shut you down”

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