Poll: Obama Has Improved U.S. Image

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WASHINGTON -- While Americans may be divided over the president's overall performance, polls show they overwhelmingly approve of his first trip overseas.

With President Barack Obama's first foreign trip under his belt, people seem pleased.

According to the latest CNN opinion research poll, about eight in ten Americans said President Obama has improved America's image abroad and 61 percent believe he's made some tangible accomplishments.

People's Response to the President's Trip

CBN News went out on the streets to measure the pulse of what people are feeling about the trip and about the president's speech in Turkey.

"He's opening up the doors and trying to be diplomatic," said Joe Webb. "Hey, we're in a world economy and we all have to work together. I think we're on the right track."

"I think in terms of raising our profile around the world and getting a more positive vibe toward the United States, it went really well," said Melanie Ronda. "But obviously, he couldn't get European countries to print euros like we have a license to print dollars here."

"There's always people overseas that think we're in the wrong place," said Jeffery Braff. "But I think he's trying to change that and see this is a new administration with a new thought process and i think that's the message he's trying to bring."

"I thought he handled it well when he said that we would never be at war with Islam," explained Georgia Bobley

"In just a pure PR sense of it, very successful," said Walter Burgin. "And I thought there were concrete gains that might not have happened."

It was clearly was not a scientific study CBN News conducted.

And while of course there are those who have a much more negative view of Obama's first trip, CBN News could not find any for this story.

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