In a recent public opinion survey conducted by YouGov in late June, 66% of Norwegians admitted that they have “very unfavorable” impression of the President of the United States Donald trump.
And it means that he likes much less than Angela Merkel, Emmanuel macron and Theresa may. Even the results of the authoritarian Russian President Vladimir Putin better than trump. That they had “very unfavorable” impression of him, admitted 51%.
To sum up, more than four out of five Norwegians say they had an unfavorable impression of trump, the leader of the country, is an important military ally of Norway.
Merkel is in the lead
The best result in the survey showed the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. She is the Chancellor almost 12 years and close to secure another term in power in elections in September.
The new President of France Emmanuel macron, promised major economic reforms to reduce high unemployment in France, also relatively popular among Norwegians, but many still have not made it any definite opinion.
Views on British Prime Minister Theresa may, the victim of a genuine fiasco for early elections in June, the Norwegians were divided. Now she will have to negotiate associated with the British Brexton being weakened.
Worst of all the Trump are in Denmark
YouGov asked the same question in some other European countries, mainly where the picture is the same as in Norway.
Trump is the leader that the majority was “extremely unfavorable” impression, while the results of Putin and trump are about the same, if you look at the “extremely unfavorable” and “somewhat unfavorable” impression together.
The strongest opposition to us President — in Denmark, where almost nine out of ten said about the President they had an unfavorable impression.
However, it seems that the two leaders found a right tone in conversation with each other. They first met during the meetings in Hamburg on Friday.
“Between the two leaders there was an obvious positive chemistry. They had so much to talk about that none of them wanted to stay,” said us Secretary of state Rex Tillerson after the meeting, which has become a truly marathon: it lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes.
The message, however, was marked by the fact that many consider “the retreat of the United States from its global leadership role”.
“It’s hard to recall any other time in postwar history, when around global leadership was so much doubt and uncertainty,” said columnist Gideon Rachman (Gideon Rachman) in the Financial Times.
A significant drop compared to Obama
The figures YouGov, about the same as the results of the global survey conducted in June by Pew Research Centre.
He showed a significant drop in confidence in the American President from Obama to trump. In 37 countries that took part in the survey, 22% said they believe that trump will make the right decisions on international issues. For comparison: in the last years of the Obama presidency, he was entrusted with 64%.
Most notably, the fall in Sweden. While trusted Obama 93% of Swedes, only 10% believe that trump will make the right decisions. Norway in this poll of participation did not accept.
The results of a survey conducted by Pew, showing a clear ideological differences regarding impressions of the trump.
Europeans who are positively disposed to the parties of the extreme right wing refer to Trump much more positively. Among voters sympathetic to the party for the independence of the United Kingdom, the Trump trusted by 44%, and the rest of the population he has the support of only 13%.
However, the figures show that skepticism towards Trump really deep. Even among those who support right-wing parties, only half trust Trump.
The world is not like “America above all”
The Pew survey showed that the main points of policy trump, the essence of which — “America above all”, the world is not too popular.
86% of Europeans don’t like the idea of building a wall between Mexico and the United States and that the US go out of the Paris agreements, while 77% against what the US wants to withdraw from free trade agreements.
Most of all understood by the Europeans a proposal to introduce stricter limits on immigration, mostly from Muslim countries. Although there is still a majority — 60% — against. But in Hungary and Poland, the majority advocated the policy of trump (in this issue — ed.), Greece and Italy, countries where the flow of migrants affected the most, the population is split in half.
Earlier, Aftenposten wrote about a survey conducted by Chatham House, which showed that the majority in many European countries, agrees that “the whole excessive migration from predominantly Muslim countries should be stopped.” But that was before the ban trump.
Klefstad Langberg øystein (Øystein Kløvstad Langberg) is the correspondent in Europe