Saturday, June 17, 2017
Trump Has Seriously Damaged U.S. Reputation Globally
If you have any doubt that Donald Trump has damaged the reputation of this country around the world, then please take a look at this chart. This poll was done by the Ipsos Global Poll. They asked the respondents in each country if they thought the U.S. has a positive influence over global affairs. The green lines show the responses in 2016, and the blue lines show the responses in 2017.
In 2016, 19 of the 21 countries had a majority saying the U.S. did have a positive effect on global affairs. In 2017, only four of the 21 countries had a majority saying that (India, Brazil, Poland, and South Africa). And the percentage dropped significantly in every one of the 21 countries.
It isn't just Americans that think the Trump administration has been a disaster. The rest of the world agrees.
From 500 to 1000 people in each country were questioned in 2017 between April 21st and May 5th, and the margin of error for each is between 3.5 and 5 points.