Survey: Americans Are More Confident In Other World Leaders Than Trump

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Most Americans have more confidence in the leaders of France, Japan and Germany than they do President Trump.

Along with disapproving of his job performance at home, most Americans also have little confidence that President Donald Trump will do the right thing when it comes to foreign affairs — and they have greater trust of the leaders of other countries.

According to the Pew Research Center, majorities in the U.S. have higher confidence in French President Emmanuel Macron (59%), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (57%) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (55%)than they do their own president.

Just under half of Americans — 48 percent — trust Trump to do what’s right on the world stage.

> Still, Americans are more likely than others around the world to have confidence in Trump: Across 25 other surveyed nations, a median of just 27% have confidence in the U.S. president.



> So far, Donald Trump has received lower international confidence ratings than [Barack] Obama, but they are still higher than his overall approval rating in the U.S. In 2018, 48% of Americans have confidence in Trump’s international abilities, while his average job performance rating is at 39%, according to recent Pew Research Center surveys.

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