Just 30% of people interviewed in 134 countries approve of U.S. leadership under TrumpOn January 19, 2018 by Maybell
People in 134 countries rated their approval of U.S. leadership at an all-time low under President Donald Trump in a new Gallup poll released one year after he took office. The souring of global opinion toward America is most likely to benefit Russia, China, and European nations such as Germany.
Much of the world has soured on American leadership since President Trump took office, a loss of faith that has opened up opportunities for other countries like China, Russia and Germany to assert themselves on the international stage, according to an extensive new survey of people living around the globe.
Just 30 percent of people interviewed in 134 countries last year approved of American leadership under Mr. Trump, a drop of nearly 20 percentage points since President Barack Obama’s final year and the lowest finding since the Gallup polling organization began asking the question overseas more than a decade ago. The decline was especially steep in Latin America, Europe and Canada.
Next week, Trump is scheduled to attend the annual Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland.