26.6 C
New York
Friday, September 18, 2020
Home Corona News Trump less trusted internationally than Putin and Xi after Covid-19 response

Trump less trusted internationally than Putin and Xi after Covid-19 response

Favorability toward the US in the UK, Canada, France, Japan and Australia is the lowest it has been in at least two decades, the survey found.

Trump’s personal ratings slumped further in the annual index, with respondents in the UK, Spain, France and Germany giving him ratings comparable to the lowest points of former President George W. Bush’s tenure and significantly below the highs of Barack Obama’s administration.

Meanwhile, people in all 13 of the major countries surveyed considered the American response to the Covid-19 pandemic worse than that of China, the World Health Organization, the EU or their own governments.

Pew has conducted research in 13 of the United States’ most important international partners for two decades. For this report, it used telephone interviews with more than 13,000 adults total in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

The driving force behind the slump in attitudes toward Trump was a response to the coronavirus that has left nearly 200,000 Americans dead and more people infected than anywhere else. Fewer than 1 in 6 people surveyed thought the US had handled the outbreak well, with majorities in most countries saying it had done “very badly.”

Trump found pockets of support among poll respondents who were favorable of right-wing, populist parties.

But overall, fewer than 1 in 5 people in Canada and Western Europe trusted Trump to do the right thing in international affairs. In Belgium, Denmark, France and Germany, around 1 in 10 said they had confidence in Trump.

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron were viewed far more favorably; majorities of those surveyed had confidence in the German and French leaders, and just under half had confidence in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. By contrast, Trump had a lower rating than Russia’s Putin or China’s Xi.

Pew noted that past surveys had included countries such as India, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria and the Philippines, where Trump had a relatively higher favorability rating, but that the survey could not be conducted in those nations this time due to the pandemic, as they would have required face-to-face interviews.

In the US, Trump has been unable to improve his popularity less than two months before the election. His approval rating hovers around 40% in most polls, below Obama, George W. Bush or Bill Clinton at this stage of their re-election bid, and about on par with George H.W. Bush, who lost his re-election bid.

Source link

Leave your vote

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Parents in Massachusetts sent their son to Attleboro High School even though he had the coronavirus

“It was a reckless action to send a child — a teenager — to school who was covid-positive,” Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux (D)...

Latest coronavirus numbers in Colorado for September 18, 2020

The number of people currently hospitalized is 138, and the state's seven-day, moving average positivity rate is 2.76%. ...

Idaho pastor, Paul Van Noy, skeptical of masks lands in the ICU for Covid-19

Paul Van Noy, senior pastor at Candlelight Church in Coeur d'Alene, has spent two weeks in the hospital with a Covid-19 diagnosis, ministry...

Recent Comments

Log In

Forgot password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.