It may be a temporary effect but there has been a significant improvement in British citizens' view of America since Senator Barack Obama won last Tuesday's General Election.
PoliticsHome.com has been tracking the regard with which British citizens hold other nations for six months. The biggest previous shifts were towards China (during its earthquake and then the Olympics) and then towards Russia (when opinion soured markedly during the conflict with Georgia). The 'Obama effect' is greater than any of those three previous big shifts.
BRITISH VOTERS' VIEW OF AMERICA, CHINA AND RUSSIA
Comparing America with more mainstream nations produces a less dramatic picture but it is notable that since Barack Obama was elected America has overtaken France, Germany and Japan in the number of British adults holding a positive view minus those holding a negative view:
In alliance with PoliticsHome.com, AmericaInTheWorld will continue to watch how approval of America changes in response to Barack Obama's decisions. The PoliticsHome5000 tracks the opinions of a politically balanced panel of 5,000 UK citizens.