Global approval of the US grows to 49% from 30% under Trump with Biden trying to mend relationships with world leaders – despite the chaotic Afghan withdrawal
- Global approval of U.S. leadership shot of nearly 20 points since President Joe Biden took over from former President Donald Trump
- Gallup polling of approval of U.S. leadership in 46 countries and territories hit 49 per cent, up from the 30 per cent it sat at the end of Trump’s presidency
- The last time it stood at 49 per cent was in early 2009, when President Barack Obama was first in office
Gallup polling of approval of U.S. leadership in 46 countries and territories hit 49 per cent, up from the 30 per cent it sat at the end of Trump’s presidency, according to Gallup report out Tuesday.
The last time it stood at 49 per cent was in early 2009, when President Barack Obama was first in office.
Approval of U.S. leadership is measured in 46 countries and territories by Gallup, which found it ticked up by nearly 20 points since President Joe Biden took over from former President Donald Trump
Obama was the U.S.’s first black president.
During Obama’s eight years in office, global approval stayed in the 40s.
Then in 2016, when Trump was elected, it sunk down to 30 per cent.
The highest international approval Trump received was 33 per cent in 2019.
Trump came into office on an ‘America First’ agenda pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, the Iran nuclear deal and disparaged NATO, telling allies that they needed to pay more for defense.
As he left office, he held a record high in global disapproval, at 44 per cent.
That number is still high, but decreasing, currently standing at 36 per cent.
When Biden came into office in January he tried to assure allies that ‘America is back.’
He rejoined the Paris climate agreement on his first day in office.
President Donald Trump’s global leadership approval number stayed in the 30s throughout his four years in office as he deployed an ‘America First’ agenda, doing things such as pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord
President Joe Biden arrived in office telling allies ‘America is back’ and has higher approval numbers than Trump in all but three countries: Russia, Serbia and Benin
Next week he’ll leave for Rome to travel to the G20 leaders summit and then to COP26, a major climate conference.
Biden, however, was in charge during the U.S. disastrous pull-out from Afghanistan.
Gallup found that ratings of American leadership went up in European countries, with the highest spikes in Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, where it jumped more than 40 points.
The U.S. also improved its rating among all the countries in the G7, increasing 38 points in Canada, 36 points in Germany, 30 points in the U.K., 22 points in Italy, 18 points in France and 11 points in Japan.
Russian perceptions of American leadership got more negative under Biden.
It was among only three countries – which also included Serbia and Benin – where U.S. leadership was viewed more negatively.