For the first time, most Americans do not believe President Obama is respected by other world leaders, says a new Gallup Poll.
The poll says that 53% of Americans do not think other leaders respect Obama, while 41% believe they do.
In previous annual world affairs polls by Gallup, more than half the respondents have said that Obama is respected on the world stage, from 67% in the 2009 poll to 51% in the 2013 survey.
Says Gallup: "The recent decline may be more tied to specific international matters from the past year, such as the revelation the U.S. was listening in on foreign leaders' phone calls, the situation in Syria, increased tensions with Russia, and an uneasy relationship between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."
While the latest poll represents a low for Obama, it does not set a record: Back in 2007, only 21% of Americans thought that other world leaders respected President George W. Bush.