Trump, his policies are unpopular worldwide, American image suffers: Survey

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President Donald Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the US have also declined steeply in many nations, a new survey has revealed.

The survey spanning 37 nations by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre issued late Monday showed a median of just 22 per cent has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs.

This stands in contrast to the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency when a median of 64 per cent expressed confidence in Trump’s predecessor to direct America’s role in the world.

The sharp decline in how much global citizens trust the US President is especially pronounced among some of America’s closest allies in Europe and Asia, as well as neighbouring Mexico and Canada.

Across the 37 nations polled, Trump gets higher marks than Obama in only two countries: Russia and Israel, the survey said.

According to the survey, globally 65 per cent think Trump is intolerant and 62 per cent that he is dangerous.

In countries where confidence in Trump declined most, the US’ overall image also tended to suffer more.

In the closing years of Obama’s term, a median of 64 per cent had a positive view of the US, while now, just 49 per cent are favourably inclined toward America.

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