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It would be interesting to conduct a poll in the weeks prior to a, e.g., British or Canadian election and ask a similar question of Americans. ... or maybe a poll of Americans to name the current President [or PM] of Britain, Canada, China, France, and Germany.
Bush Receives Endorsement From Iran
..."We should not forget that most sanctions and economic pressures were imposed on Iran during the time of Clinton," Rowhani said of the former Democratic president. "And we should not forget that during Bush's era — despite his hard-line and baseless rhetoric against Iran — he didn't take, in practical terms, any dangerous action against Iran."
That was an interesting comment. Also from the same article.
Historically, Democrats have harmed Iran more than Republicans, said Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran's top security decision-making body.
"We haven't seen anything good from Democrats," Rowhani told state-run television in remarks that, for the first time in recent decades, saw Iran openly supporting one U.S. presidential candidate over another.
I don't think they've seen anything good from Republicans either, but it's a matter of degree.