US allies trust Trump less than Russian and Chinese leaders: Poll


  • The United States’ image has gone sour within the international community, with Pew hitting an all-time upswing among key allies since voting began two decades ago.
  • The 13 countries polled include Canada, France, Germany, Britain and Japan.
  • The results showed that people have less confidence in Trump as a leader than Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China.
  • The majority of the public also says that Trump mistook America’s coronovirus response.
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President Donald Trump has received low approval ratings from Americans during his time in office – and new data suggests that people around the world view him very negatively.

The Pew Research Center spoke about the public attitude of more than a dozen US allies and the result reflects a fall in Trump’s favor since becoming president.

A handful of people, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Canada and Australia, gave their most favorable views of the US on record since Pew began voting nearly two decades ago.

In Canada, one out of every five people expressed confidence in Trump, a steep drop from the 51 percent that saw it a year earlier.

Similarly, the Germans gave the US some of its “worst ratings”, with the authors only 10% saying they had confidence in Trump, compared to 13% in 2019 and 86% in 2016, while Barack Obama was president. Were.

Most people in the 13 countries polled said they are less confident of doing the “right thing” on Trump than Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

An average of only 16% said they trust Trump as a leader, versus 19% who said the same for Xi and 23% for Putin.

Overall, the report found that about 34% of people expressed a positive view of America. The Pew Research Center conducted its survey for 13,273 respondents from 10 June to 3 August.

Although Trump has been consistently lowered by the rest of the world over the last four years Released on tuesday The US shows a deep decline in its international reputation, possibly due to its coronavirus response – the US has the world’s highest number of deaths reported, close to 200,000.

All 13 countries ranked America as the lowest to deal with the epidemic, with an average of only 15% saying the country did a good job.

On the other hand, Germany received the highest rating, with a middle class of 76% saying they trust Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has received international acclaim for an effective coronovirus response in the Western European country.

Amid renewed criticism against Trump nationally after public recording malfunction, Pew Poll said audio recordings showed that he had publicly reduced the severity of the virus at the start of the outbreak .

In a series of interviews with journalist Bob Woodward, detailed in his book “Rage” on Tuesday, Trump privately acknowledged the threat of COVID-19 in early February, while telling the American people it was “flu. As it were. ”

In an interview with “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday morning, Trump called the book “very boring”, claiming that he “read” too early.