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Poll: US image abroad surges under Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - There are still shaky points, but a new poll says America's image is improving around the world thanks to President Barack Obama's enormous popularity abroad.

The nonpartisan Pew Research Center surveyed two dozen nations this spring and found that positive public attitudes toward the U.S. have surged in many areas since Obama's election.

U.S. favorability rose by at least 10 percentage points over the past year in 11 countries, including in Latin American, Africa and Asia. The Pew center says that was largely the result of Obama's election.

The most profound shifts were found in Western Europe, notably France and Germany, where respondents expressed more confidence in Obama than in French President Nicolas Sarkozy or German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The exception is Israel, where attitudes toward the U.S. have dipped since President George W. Bush left office.

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