The majority of Americans believe that Donald Trump has damaged the United States’ standing in the world, according to an exclusive new poll commissioned by The Independent.
51 percent of respondents felt that the president had damaged the country’s reputation, and 36 percent felt that he had improved it.
Mr Trump has been attacked by critics for withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change – a decision Joe Biden said he would revoke on his first day in office – and for strengthening strained relations with traditional allies of the United States, such as Canada and France. And Germany.
His critics accuse him of clinging to dictatorships, and they said in a press conference that he believes Vladimir Putin’s word to the words of his own intelligence agencies, and they are concerned about his actions in Syria – where he quickly withdraws American forces and left the Kurds stranded, at the request of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – alarmed allies. America military.
They also indicated that his highly publicized meetings with Kim Jong Un yielded no results – though they prevented further escalation.
His supporters praised his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, his transfer of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and his efforts to get NATO members to pay their fair share.
The poll was conducted in favor of The Independent By JL Partners, a survey included 1,002 Americans between October 26 and October 28.
Respondents also felt that Mr. Trump made the United States less safe.
The same number that believed Trump underestimated America’s standing in the world – 51 percent – believed it made the United States more vulnerable. Thirty-four percent said Mr. Trump has made America safer.
Only a third of voters said Mr. Trump had “made America great again,” while 52 percent were against.
Trump’s approach to race relations and divisions within the United States has also been met with more disapproval than approval.
After a summer dominated by racial unrest not seen since the 1960s and which erupted after the murder of George Floyd on May 25, Trump made “law and order” a recurring crisis, accusing Biden soft on the crime.
The White House admitted to killing Walter Wallace, Monday, in Philadelphia, a mentally ill black man armed with a knife by police bullets, in a statement that did not mention Wallace. Instead, they said his death was the “latest result of the Liberal Democrats’ war against the police.”
Trump’s approach has not been good for most Americans.
Only 31 percent felt it was good for America in race relations, while 53 percent were against.
Even fewer – 25 percent – felt Mr. Trump made America less divided, and 56 percent were against it.
Of current Trump voters, 54 percent agreed and 17 percent disagreed.
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