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These are the world's top 10 leaders – who's the most unpopular of them all?

by LLB Editor
22nd Dec 15 11:38 am

How popular is David Cameron?

Sorry Mr Cameron, Barack Obama has just been the named the world’s most popular leader.

In a global poll of 63,000 people in over 65 countries by WIN/Gallup poll, a market research giant, almost three in five (59%) held a favourable view of outgoing US President Barack Obama. Slightly fewer than one in three (29%) view him unfavourably. 

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani proved to be the least popular of them all with 19% viewing him favourably and 32% viewing him unfavourably.

Respondents were asked to indicate whether they had a very favourable, somewhat favourable, somewhat unfavourable or very unfavourable opinion of each of the 10 world leaders.

Take are the look at the world’s top 10 leaders:

1. US President Barack Obama

Obama wins

Favourable: 59%

Unfavourable: 29%

Net Score: +30%


2. German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

Favourable: 42%

Unfavourable: 29%

Net Score: +13%


3. British Prime Minister David Cameron

Cameron thumbs up grimace

Favourable: 37%

Unfavourable: 28%

Net Score: +10%


4. French President Francois Hollande

Francoise Hollande

Favourable: 35%

Unfavourable: 29%

Net Score: +6%


5. Russian President Vladimir Putin


Favourable: 33%

Unfavourable: 43%

Net Score: -10%


6. Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Favourable: 27%

Unfavourable: 30%

Net Score: -3%


7. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi

Favourable: 24%

Unfavourable: 20%

Net Score: +4%


8. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Favourable: 24%

Unfavourable: 23%

Net Score: Not net score caculated (Take a look at the study here)


9. Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud

Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud

Favourable: 20%

Unfavourable: 31%

Net Score: -11%


10. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Favourable: 19%

Unfavourable: 32%

Net Score: -13%


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