Global perception of US falls to two-decade low
America's reputation among some allies has fallen to its lowest point in nearly two decades, according to a global survey.
The findings of the Pew Research Center poll reflect public perceptions of the US in 13 countries.
Positive views of the US has fallen to a median of 34% across the countries surveyed, and only 16% confidence in President Trump.
An overwhelming majority - 84%- said the US has handled coronavirus badly.
Though favourable views of the US has been falling in recent years, in 2020, the perceptions in several countries were the lowest Pew had seen since it began polling on the subject some 20 years ago.
In only one country surveyed - South Korea - did a majority of the public view the US favourably. Only a quarter of Germans and less than a third of Frenchmen and women view the US thus.
The majority of the public in every country surveyed did not have confidence in Mr Trump, with Belgians expressing the most scepticism - only nine percent said they had confidence in the US president.
The president's highest rating among the countries polled was in Japan, where a quarter of those surveyed said they trusted Mr Trump.
Fewer than one in five Britons had confidence in US leader, and only 41% said they had a favourable view of the country, a nadir for the survey.
The Pew Global Attitudes survey of 13,273 people was conducted from June to August in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands.
The results of the survey come as long-term questions swirl over America's leadership on the global stage, and as the country continues to battle coronavirus. The US has recorded over 6m cases and nearly 200,000 deaths due to Covid-19.
Dr Richard Wike, a director of the Pew survey, said: "What we've seen in our polling over the past few years is that many people around the world see the US stepping away from a leadership position in world affairs, and that's had a negative impact on what they think of the country."
This year, the dynamic has been borne out through the pandemic, as reflected in the survey.
Despite the trend, however, "people haven't necessarily given up on the US," Dr Wike said. "They still want the US to play a leadership role on the international stage."
Global perception of US falls to two-decade low
Poor Creepy Joe can't seem to remember his momma's name these days, let alone joust on stage in a public arena.
Quote:Poor Creepy Joe can't seem to remember his momma's name these days, let alone joust on stage in a public arena.
Love the nerve of Trump supporters calling Biden Creepy Joe given Trump life long creepiness toward women.
Not to mention Trump lack of correct vocabulary for that matter or basic knowledge.
you’re doing the same as he does when caught in a lie. Just ignore it and move on to the next lie
Chris Rock: Democrats ‘Let the Pandemic Come In’ While Pushing Impeachment
Chris Rock made the accusation in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times in which he also discussed President Trump and the use of blackface in entertainment.
The comedian told the Times that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional Democrats allowed the virus to spread because they were focused on impeachment proceedings.
“It was totally up to Pelosi and the Democrats. Their thing was, ‘We’re going to get him impeached,’ which was never going to happen. You let the pandemic come in. Yes, we can blame Trump, but he’s really the 5-year-old,” Rock said.
Democrat leaders showed little to no public interest in the coronavirus pandemic during its early months. In January, when the gravity of the virus was becoming apparent, Congressional Democrats staged a photo-op in which they solemnly walked the articles of impeachment through the Capitol rotunda.[/quote]
BREAKING: Facebook and Instagram CENSOR Tucker Carlson interview with Chinese scientist
Republican Campaign Aide Murdered In Minneapolis
The 17-year-old boy killed and another man hurt Monday in a north Minneapolis shooting were members of a Republican congressional candidate’s campaign.
The Lacy Johnson campaign says the two victims were members of the outreach team and were not performing campaign duties when the shooting occurred Monday afternoon at the intersection of North Fremont and Dowling avenues.
Minneapolis police say a group of people were standing outside of a Super USA convenience store when one or more shooters opened fire. The teenager and the man were hit, and emergency crews brought them to Hennepin Healthcare for treatment. The teenager was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Investigators are still searching for the shooters, who fled the scene on foot.
At this point, the shootings are not believed to have anything to do with the election. But they highlight the dangerous situation that has been unleashed by anti-law enforcement elements, primarily Black Lives Matter, in Minneapolis. Lacy Johnson commented appropriately:
“It is shocking and unnecessary acts of violence like this that prove why change is more needed than ever in our community.” the Johnson campaign wrote, in a statement.
The CBS story concludes:
Minneapolis has experienced a surge in gun violence this summer. According to police, this year is on track to double 2019’s homicide total.
One wonders whether Black Lives Matter and Antifa will ever be held accountable for the wave of violence they have encouraged and helped to unleash.
Waiting for that proof of the DNC’s reticence about the debates..,
You do realize somethking like 12-000- people are murdered by gun violence year after year
trump's interviews with bob woodward totally blow the distracted-by-impeachment meme out of the water. He knew. He intentionally did nothing.
which put over 100,000 solely on his head.