1 km long mail for Obama
from Uttar Pradesh
Barack Obama has
mail - from a place in Uttar Pradesh state in India that he would
never have heard of. And how! Measuring over
signature campaign to woo US Prez to visit Chennai
A majority 78 percent of Muslims and 61 per cent of Jews in the
United States have remained among the most ardent supporters of
Barack Obama, whose overall job approval ratings have been falling
sharply, according to the Gallup survey, which tracked opinions over
a period from January 21 to July 31 this year.
According to The Telegraph, Obama’s overall rating in the Gallup
poll has slipped from 63 per cent from the January-June 2009 period
and 53 per cent in July-December 2009.
However, Muslims and Jews, which each represent less than two per
cent of the US population, have remained largely favourable to Obama
even though his ratings have fallen among people belonging to other
religious background in the country.
According to the poll, President Obama’s job approval ratings have
fallen significantly between his first six months in office and this
year so far, and his ratings among major religious groups have
fallen in rough lock step.
“The pattern that pertained when Obama first took office, high
ratings among Muslims, those with no religious identity, those
identifying with non-Christian religions, and Jews; and lower
ratings among Protestants and Mormons - continues today,” Gallup
“Although his standing has dropped among Americans in each of these
groups, Obama has retained a little more strength among Muslims, the
group giving him the highest ratings, and has lost a little more
among Mormons, the group giving him the lowest ratings,” it added.
The revelation of the poll has come amid controversy surrounding the
plans for a mosque and Muslim community centre to be built near
Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Earlier this month, a separate poll had revealed that nearly one in
four Americans thought that Obama was a Muslim.