Trump presidency sees US popularity decline around the world

Trump presidency sees US popularity decline around the world

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US President-elect Donald Trump

Although he has only been in office a few months, the Donald Trump presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. And not in a good way.

Trump, who has often taken to Twitter to make some of his more controversial pronouncements, is seen by many to be unpredictable and somewhat out of touch with what is going in his country.

Many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and as a result the favorability ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply among the population of many nations.

According to a new Pew Research Center survey spanning 37 nations, a median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs.

The decline is seen more sharply in the two countries bordering the United States, Canada, where it is down by 20 to 30%, and Mexico, negative 30 to 40%.

In the Philippines, one of the United States staunchest allies in Asia, US popularity has also declined 10 to 20%. Same as with Japan and Indonesia, echoing a failure in the so-called “pivot to Asia” policy of the previous Obama administration.

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