*President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama have been voted the world’s two most popular leaders, according to a poll conducted in six countries and released today. Obama won 77 percent of the vote conducted by Harris Interactive for France24 and Radio France-Internationale. The Tibetan spiritual leader was at second place at 75 percent, followed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at 62 percent.
Pope Benedict XVI was the seventh most popular leader with 36 percent support.
The survey was carried out on the Internet between March 31 and April 12 and covered 6,135 adults aged between 16 and 64 in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States.
The most unpopular leaders according to the survey were Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi and Chinese President Hu Jintao.