Poll: World skeptical Trump will do right in global affairs , The world is still skeptical that after nearly three years in office President Donald Trump .
Will do the right thing on foreign affairs, according to Pew Research Center polling released Wednesday. The poll was conducted well before Trump signed off on a U.S.
Drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week. The strike has pushed tensions between America and its longtime Middle Eastern nemesis to high alert and led to Tehran ,
Majorities of people in many of the 33 nations surveyed by the nonpartisan research center disapprove of a number of the policies that Trump talks about most often, including slapping tariffs on imported goods as a way to gain leverage in trade disputes,
Withdrawing from international climate change agreements, building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and putting tougher restrictions on immigration to the U.S. Similarly, across the 33 countries, more people disapprove than approve of Trump‘s decision to have the U.S.
A brighter spot for Trump, however, is the direct negotiations he has had with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. That effort garnered the most support, though not a majority in most countries surveyed.
Trump and Kim have held three rounds of talks about denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, most recently last year at the Demilitarized Zone separating North Korea and South Korea.
Sentiment against Trump is common across Western Europe, where roughly 75% or more of people in Germany, Sweden, France, Spain and the Netherlands lack confidence in the U.S. leader.
That feeling runs even deeper in Mexico, where 89% have no confidence in Trump, who has made Mexicans the target of his barbs and anti-immigration policies like the border wall.