Out of 24 countries surveyed, Americans (53%) are the least supportive of international trade.
Views of Obama are more favorable than were opinions of John Kerry at a comparable time in the 2004 election cycle.
Virtually no Democrats (2%) currently rate the nation's economy as good or excellent, but Republicans are scarcely more upbeat.
After the first presidential debate, the words most used to describe Obama's performance and McCain's were "confident" and "experienced," respectively.
Majorities in 14 of 23 countries have a favorable opinion of Americans, compared with only eight with a favorable opinion of the U.S.