For all those commentators referencing the BBC poll that confirmed Obama as a firm favourite in nearly all other countries: have you considered that the job of President is to defend his country from what all other nations want from it?
In particular, UK commentators (and last week's Question Time guests, I'm looking at you) should remember that 236 years ago America established exactly how much weight to give to British opinion in its political affairs. The demented 2004 Operation Clark County stunt by the Guardian should have clued you in to this:
Even the director of Clark County's board of elections got into the debate. She was widely quoted as saying: "The American Revolution was fought for a reason."