The view of foreign countries when it comes to US leadership-- is slipping.
That's according to Gallup.
Across dozens countries and territories, Gallup says approval of US leadership slipped from 49% to 43% after the botched and deadly US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Biden administration's falling numbers are still better than President Trump's 30% approval when it comes to foreign assessment of US leadership during the last year of the Trump presidency.
Read more from Gallup below:
- Approval of U.S. leadership slipped from 49% to 43% after Afghanistan withdrawal
- Biden ended his first year with a 45% median approval rating worldwide
- U.S., Germany both in strong positions before Ukraine crisis
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After a strong rebound during President Joe Biden's first six months in office, approval ratings of U.S. leadership around the world slipped in the second half of the year, coinciding with the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
A new Gallup report details that by early August 2021, median approval of U.S. leadership worldwide stood at 49% across 46 countries and territories surveyed by that point. This approval rating matched the record-high rating when former President Barack Obama first took office in 2009.
However, the United States' overall rating slipped in the second half of the year. Across 70 additional countries and territories surveyed during and after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, median approval stood at 43%.
Biden ended his first year in office with a 45% median approval rating across a total of 116 countries and territories. While far from a ringing global endorsement of U.S. leadership, this rating is much higher than the 30% approval rating in the last year of Donald Trump's presidency or any of the previous ratings during the Trump administration.
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Gallup ya say? How do they compile their data?... Interesting that the approval for Trump was lower than Obama. How does this measure against 7 wars under two successive Obama admins? Does this imply that the rest of the world supports endless wars? And if that is one plausible inference, then why should we care what the world's approval rating is of the US POTUS?