Canada's love affair with U.S. President Barack Obama continues, even at the expense of our prime minister.
An Abacus Data survey released Monday found 55 per cent of Canadians think Obama deserves to be re-elected in the November 2012 presidential election.
By comparison, the Harper government's most recent approval rating is pegged at only 43 per cent.
Obama's popularity in Canada is somewhat surprising given his diminishing profile in his own country.
The U.S. president is battling a record deficit, high unemployment and is at loggerheads with elements of the Republican party in Congress.
Canadians' antipathy towards the previous Republican administration under George W. Bush likely boosts Obama's popularity in Canada
A 2008 Canadian Press/Harris Decima study found 42 per cent of respondents called Bush one of the worst presidents in U.S. history, while 23 per cent said he was the "absolute" worst.
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