YouGov polled Americans on that very question. asking folks to to rate Obama and Putin – whether they are strong or weak leaders.
How would you have rated each of them: very strong, somewhat strong, somewhat weak, or very weak?
And the survey said …
78% said that Putin was a strong leader … 1 in 3 rated him “very strong”.
45% said that Obama was a strong leader … but only 14% rated him “very strong”.
Wonder what a survey of Russian folks would say …