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In Egypt, the Arab world’s most important country – and one that has received more than $60 billion in U.S. aid over the past three decades – poll results have been especially striking.
Obama’s handling of the Tahrir Square uprising early last year did not generate any obvious improvement in Egyptians’ views of the U.S. According to a Pew poll conducted two months after Hosni Mubarak’s departure, 79 percent of Egyptians viewed the U.S. in an unfavorable light – 10 percent more than the 69 percent measured in 2006.
Only 22 percent of respondents in that poll approved of the Obama administration’s approach to the uprising, while 39 percent said the American response had been negative.
In an analysis Tuesday, Jonathan Eyal, senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London, characterized Obama’s engagement as a failure, arguing that the current anti-American protests have more to do with U.S. foreign policy in the region than a reaction to the Mohammed film.