Putin Enjoys Higher Global Confidence Than Trump - Pew

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China's President Xi Jinping, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, (back L to R) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Russia's President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump pose for the "family photo" during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017.

Roughly 43 percent of respondents expressed no confidence in Xi to do the right thing, while 33 percent were certain he would and eight percent said they were unsure.

Unlike Mr Trump, the United States remains favourable in the eyes of the world, generally speaking, Pew found.

Under the haze of multiple scandals and a lengthy impeachment process, approval ratings of the president's policies, and the United States as a whole, are significantly lower than those of Trump's Democrat predecessor, Barack Obama.

The survey, which polled almost 37,000 people, found anti-Trump sentiment strongest in Western Europe, where Trump has upended relationships with traditional US allies.

Majorities in Israel, the Philippines, Kenya, Nigeria and India have confidence that the businessman-turned-president will do the right thing on the world stage.

The president also had low favorability ratings in European countries including the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Germany, and France, with about three-quarters of people in those countries saying they weren't confident in Trump's foreign policy decisions.

According to the poll, Trump's negative ratings are linked to his decision to raise tariffs on imported goods, leave the worldwide climate change agreement and push for a wall on the southern U.S. -Mexico border.

The president gets his highest overall marks globally for his direct negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

These were some of the findings from a Pew Research Centre survey of almost 37,000 people in 33 countries from May to October previous year - before the United States drone strike that killed Iranian top general Qassem Soleimani last Friday. A majority of those surveyed also did not approve of a U.S. -Mexico border wall or U.S. restrictions on immigration.

The share of Pew's global respondents who expressed "no confidence" toward the leaders stood at 57% for Putin and 64% for Trump.

The Pew Research Center survey found that Mr.

Supporters of right-wing parties in Europe - from the National Rally party in France from UKIP in Britain - were more likely to support Trump's wall along the US-Mexico border and his tariffs, despite overall global opinions being negative.

As trust in Trump has fallen, favorable attitudes toward the USA have dropped and remain low among key allies, although 54% still held generally favorable attitudes towards America.

"He also gets especially poor reviews in Mexico, where 89% do not have confidence in him", Pew said. Just over half of people in Poland (51 percent), where the right-wing populist Law and Justice Party has had an outright majority in parliament since 2015, expressed confidence in Trump.

Even so, in Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's government has pushed anti-immigrant policies, only a third of those surveyed gave a favorable opinion of Trump. In Brazil, too, under the far-right government of President Jair Bolsonaro, only 28 percent viewed the US leader that way.

The survey polled 36,963 respondents in 33 countries both by phone and in person between mid-May and October 2019.

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