Poll: Only Nine Percent Of Europeans Have Confidence In Donald Trump

Only nine percent of Europeans have confidence in Donald Trump to “do the right thing” in world affairs, according to a new poll by Pew Research Center.

In the wake of Trump’s overwhelming support of last week’s Brexit vote, a whopping 85 percent of Europeans say they have no confidence in the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Trump’s “America First” foreign policy doctrine also earned negative ratings among those surveyed in Japan and Australia – where politicians have described Trump as “barking mad.”

Wednesday’s comprehensive poll interviewed 20,132 individuals across 10 European nations, four Asia-Pacific countries, and Canada over the course of eight weeks.

Of all countries surveyed, every single nationality reported harboring overtly negative views of Donald Trump.

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Eighty percent of Canadians, 92 percent of Swedes, 89 percent of Germans, and 87 percent of Australians told researchers they had no confidence in the outspoken real estate mogul’s leadership abilities.

In Sweden and Germany, just six percent of people have confidence in Trump.

Support for Trump was highest in China, where roughly 22 percent of individuals surveyed said they had some level of confidence in his ability to handle foreign affairs.

Trump also earned support from 30 percent of British voters associated with the radical conservative UKIP party. That being said, 85 percent of the general British public say they dislike Trump.

Pew researchers also found that global support for Donald Trump was closely linked to that of Russian President Vladimir Putin. For example, among those in Italy who expressed confidence in Putin’s foreign policy agenda, 44 percent also indicated support for Trump. Meanwhile, among Italians who oppose Putin, just 12 percent have confidence in Trump.

By contrast, a vast majority of global citizens told researchers they held a favorable view of presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

In Europe, 59 percent of those surveyed said they had confidence in the former Secretary of State to “do the right thing”, while 27 percent argued they had no confidence in her leadership abilities.

Support for Clinton is exceptionally high in Northern Europe. Around 83 percent of Swedes, 79 percent of Germans and 76 percent of Dutch voters all said they had faith in the presumed Democratic nominee.

Seventy percent of Japanese and Australian individuals told researchers they had confidence in Clinton.

The only nation that reported an overwhelmingly negative view of Clinton was Greece, where 78 percent of those surveyed expressed no confidence in her.

That being said, Clinton’s level of global support has risen noticeably since her last presidential bid in 2008.

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In Japan, confidence in Clinton has shot up by 23 percent since 2008. Her level of support in Britain and Spain has increased by 17 points, and it’s gone up by 13 points in Germany and China.

Researchers also found that global support for Clinton runs along the same sort of age gaps that analysts suggest are inhibiting her campaign in America.

The former Secretary of State is said to enjoy sky-high support among older individuals across Europe, but is somewhat lacking in support from younger generations. For example, 83 percent of Dutch voters ages 50 or older expressed confidence in Clinton – versus just 67 percent of those aged 34 or under.

Clinton also experiences a 21-point age gap in Germany, a 19-point gap in France and a 16-point gap in Sweden.

Meanwhile, Wednesday’s poll revealed a stellar vote in confidence across Europe for President Barack Obama.

Obama earned a continental average of 77 percent. In Germany, 86 percent of those surveyed expressed confidence in Obama’s foreign policy. Obama also enjoys increasing support in France, where 84 percent of individuals told researchers they looked on Obama and his administration favorably.

Swedes notably reported a higher level of confidence in Obama than German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with the U.S. President earning 93 percent support.

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