Were those polled tested, as to whether the information they were using to make their decision was fact or fiction? Most of the things I hear from people from outside the U.S. regarding the President are completely false. It is also interesting to note that the same sort of venom was spewed forth regarding Ronald Reagan.
I am certain that, if exit polling was conducted after, say, a German or French, or any other nation's election, and people were asked to rank their reasons for choosing the person or party that they did, that the opinions of foreigners would not even rank. So, why are people in the United States, who do not consider the opinions of foreigners a top consideration in their voting decision, "supercool never-surrendering macho-rightwing Bushiwhiners?"
(did I forget something?) --- yes, you did! With comments like that, you make your self out to be nothing more than the mirror image of what you are trying to make others out to be. Some of us in America would say "same sh*t, different pile." You also miss the point that, the irritation is due to the fact that, while the US is ordered to keeps its nose out of other people's business, the rest of the world seems to feel free to attempt to meddle in our affairs at will. When we surrender our sovereignty to the EU or the UN, or whatever, then feel free to weigh in. Until then, to use a British colloquialism, p*ss off!
Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!