Sunday, May 06, 2018

U.S. Public Says World Leaders Don't Respect Trump

Do world leaders respect Donald Trump? Does Trump respect other world leaders? The American public says NO to both of those questions. About 60% of Americans say world leaders don't respect Trump, and 59% say Trump doesn't respect other world leaders. I doubt that any other president (of either party) has had numbers this bad (in either respect from other leaders or respect for them). This means the public believes Trump is damaging the reputation of this country in the world.

This survey also asked the American public to give a favorable or unfavorable rating to several important world leaders (see charts below). Trump did not fare well. Three world leaders (Merkel of Germany, Trudeau of Canada, and Macron of France) had a higher favorable rating from Americans than Trump did. And four world leaders (Merkel, Trudeau, Macron, and May from Great Britain) had a lower unfavorable rating than Trump did. That has to be embarrassing for Trump.

These charts reflect the results of a new Economist / YouGov Poll -- done between April 29th and May 1st of a random national sample of 1,500 adults, with a 3.1 point margin of error.

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