This Girl's Voice

Wednesday, June 04, 2003  

•• Casualty of War: America ••

A June 3/03 Toronto Star headline reads: "World support for U.S. at new low, survey suggests". By now we've all either read or heard about the Pew Global Attitude Report, however, most American newspapers and cable outlets have not mentioned the poll results of where Canada stands in that poll;

The Star tells us that:

Among Canadians, 63 per cent of the 500 people surveyed said they had a favourable view of the United States, down from 72 per cent last summer.

As if we're shocked. The Pew Report clarifies what we Canadians already know to be the reason behind the slip in favourability towards to U.S. and helps to distinguish what specifically about the U.S. we do not favour:

The Sixty per cent of those Canadians with an unfavourable view of the United States said the problem was with U.S. President George W. Bush, according to the poll. But Canadians' positive view of Americans - the people rather than the country - stayed virtually unchanged at 77 per cent.

We dig you America. We just think your Emporor is bringing you and the rest of the world down. Way down.

Over the past 40 years of Candian Federal elections, over half our population comes out to vote and make our voices heard.

Friendly advice to our neighbours south of the border:

oh -- wait a minute! That's right -- the American people DID make their voices heard in the 2000 Presidential Election: and they voted for someone else other than Smirky.

posted by voxpopgirl | 6/04/2003