That's not to say everyone in the White House isn't polling well in the U.S. By contrast, during his first address to Congress a year ago, President Donald Trump said, "My job is not to represent the world". The new finding contrasts to the frequent rebuke by USA politicians of China's growing global influence. In fact, more people now disapprove of United States leadership than approve. The 43 percent median disapproval, 15 points higher from the previous year, set a record as well, not only for the USA but for any other major global power that Gallup has asked about in the past decade.
Melania got a 48 percent approval rating.
President Donald Trump has endured consistently low approval ratings and high disapproval ratings in his first year in the White House. Trump's low job approval rating imperils the Republican congressional majorities given the strong relationship between presidential approval ratings and midterm election outcomes.
Trump did wrack up a smattering of increased approval in a handful of countries. "We saw this during the Bush administration". That figure stands at 16 percent now.More news: Citigroup Analysts Give Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (BIT:F) a €15.60 Price Target
While half of Americans feel President Donald Trump is mentally stable, 73 percent of those polled disagree with his opinion that he is a genius. It declined substantially in 21 out of the 28 current members of the European Union. The FLOTUS is an immigrant but her favourable rating among that group just stands at 23 percent.
Trump's lowest approval rating was 32 percent, which came from an IBD/TIPP poll in August.
The US also suffered a major drop in its leadership approval leading in Asia, where its contest with China has made the most headlines in Western media.
The poll was conducted January 13 to 17, after the uproar began over Trump's vulgar description and dismissal of Haiti and African nations, and while chances of a government shutdown grew as Congress scrambled to reach a funding deal.More news: S. Korea: Olympic Participation from N. Korea Will Aid Peace, Ease Tensions
Views of the USA declined even more elsewhere - in Belgium, and in Portugal, with the latter registering the largest drop in support for US leadership with a decline of 51 per cent. Germany, by contrast, has not seen support of its public leaders fall below 40 percent mark-nor rise above 50 percent-once over the past decade, with the stewardship of Chancellor Angela Merkel registering 41 percent approval previous year. By contrast, under Obama, the USA led Germany by seven points, and beat China and Russian Federation by double digits. The 20 percent who now call the economy "very good" is the highest since the final week of Bill Clinton's time in office in January 2001.
"President Trump has been clear that, in trade treaties and worldwide policies, he will put American interests first, but he is still willing to work with the world", she said.
"In doing so, he walked away from key institutions and alliances in 2017 that he felt didn't serve U.S. interests, including abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and withdrawing from the global climate agreement". Over 60 percent of United States nationals, in particular, oppose building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, Sputnik reported.
"We've gone from being the principal preserver of the world order such as it was, now we become something of a principal disruptor", said Hass, who has served decades in the USA government, including being the director of policy planning at the State Department from 2001 to 2003.More news: HEAT 90 - Rockets 99 Game Recap
The poll is based on interviews conducted between January 20, 2017, and January 21, 2018, among 175,710 adults.