Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trump Has Damaged World's View Of U.S. & Presidency

Donald Trump has poor approval ratings in the United States (hovering around 40% or less). But that poor rating looks good when compared to his approval outside the United States.

These charts reflect the finding of a new global survey by the Pew Research Center. That survey shows that Donald Trump has serious damaged the reputation of the United States and its presidency.

Toward the end of the Obama administration, there was 64% of people outside the U.S. who had confidence in the president. Under Donald Trump, that has fallen to only 23%. And the view of the world regarding the United States has suffered as well -- dropping from 64% under Obama to 49% under Trump.

Note that only one country has a significantly better view of Trump over Obama -- Russia, who viewed Trump positively by 53% (and Obama only viewed positively by 11%). Russians obviously think they will benefit from Trump being president. Israel also has a slightly better view of Trump (by about 7 points).

All other nations viewed Obama more positively than Donald Trump -- ranging from 5 points to 83 points. The world in general has substantially less faith in Trump than it had in Obama. In fact, Trump's figures are as bad as those of George W. Bush at the end of his term.

The charts below show the opinion specifically of Donald Trump. It certainly doesn't speak well of him that the world has a higher opinion of both the Chinese and Russian leaders than of Trump. People don't like Trump's policies or his characteristics.

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