Support for the president of the United States, Donald Trump, remains on average below 30 percent of citizens consulted in 32 countries, while the rejection of its management is around 64 percent, according to an international survey by the Pew Research Center.
The study reflects that Trump’s rejection is especially notable in Western European countries, with examples such as Germany, Sweden, Spain, France and the Netherlands, where at least three out of four respondents say they don’t trust the president’s management U.S. Trump’s rejection in Mexico rises to 89 percent of respondents.
In almost every country where the study has been conducted, Trump receives worse ratings than his predecessor in office, Democrat Barack Obama. As the Pew Research Center reported in 2017, international confidence in the figure of the president of the United States collapsed when Donald Trump took office in January of that year, a trend that coincided with a loss of valuation of the United States as a country .
The Pew Research Center survey shows that in some countries Trump’s support has increased since 2018, although at different levels. According to the demonstration center, these valuation increases may be due to the fact that Trump has gained support coinciding with the rise of the right in those nations or that the valuation may have changed due to changes in the way of preparing the 2019 survey.
In general, Trump’s support at the international level is at low levels when citizens are asked about whether they believe that the president of the United States will do the right thing on international issues.
The Pew Research Center study, conducted in the spring and summer of 2019, indicates that the lack of confidence in the US president is partly due to the rejection generated by his policies.
An average of 68 percent of citizens consulted in more than 30 countries reject increases in tariffs on imported products, an average of 66 percent of respondents oppose Trump’s decision to abandon the climate agreement and around 60 percent reject their proposal to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
Compared to other international leaders, Trump clearly lags behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the best valued leader of the five leaders under review in the study. On average, 46 percent of respondents trust Merkel in managing international issues, while 29 percent reject the head of the German Government.
Support for Merkel, however, varies between countries, with the support of seven out of ten citizens or more in Sweden, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, and Spain, while support declines to 28 percent in Hungary, 25 percent in the Czech Republic and 22 percent in Greece.
By a small margin, the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, has more positive than negative ratings, with an average of 41 percent of respondents supporting his management and 36 percent rejecting it.
The percentage of respondents who trust Russian President Vladimir Putin or Chinese President Xi Jinping remains low, although Trump generates more rejection than each of those leaders.