Poll: US Popularity at Low Point in Arab World

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Arab American James Zogby has been polling about America's popularity in the Arab world since 2000, and he says approval is currently at a low point.

According to the latest Arab American Institute survey, Arabs were hopeful when President Barack Obama was elected. He'd promised to close the military prison located at Guantanamo Bay, get out of Iraq and deal with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

However, Arab officials comparing Obama to George W. Bush told Zogby about the problems they have with the current administration.

"We had an American president that we hate. Now we've got one we don't trust," Zogby explained. "I'd rather deal with the one I hate because at least I know where he's coming from. They just have no idea where this administration is going on issues and that's deeply troubling to them."

Since his election, some conservative pro-Israel Americans have been worried Obama was shifting America to a much more pro-Arab position.

CBN News Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell gave reaction to the latest poll, and also the Palestinians' recent request for state recognition.  Click play for his comments.

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