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Poll: Support for US Leadership Down in Africa

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Surveys show that people in the three African countries U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting have lost some faith in American leadership.

The Gallup polling organization said Friday that in interviews it conducted last year, 70 to 80 percent of the people it talked to in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania approved of U.S. leadership.

But in all three countries, the favorable view of the U.S. had dropped from the peaks reached in 2009 and 2010, when support ranged from 87 to 92 percent.

Obama is of partly Kenyan descent, and took office as the United States' first black president in 2009.
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