Trump's approval rating rises in one poll, falls in another

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The last time that the United States had such low ratings was during the Clinton administration whose ratings for his first year in office were 49% which is ten points higher than president Trump.

Throughout his 2016 campaign and the first year of his presidency, Donald Trump made it clear again and again than unlike his globalist predecessors he'd be an "America First" president who didn't care all that much what non-Americans thought of him and of Uncle Sam. Eighty-seven percent of Republicans gave Trump a thumbs-up, but only 6 percent of Democrats joined them.

The Gallup polling company registered the worst annual score for the US since it began doing annual global leadership surveys in 2007 - with approval of USA leadership down almost 20 points in one year, now languishing at 30 per cent worldwide.

Supporters of the opposition party are by nature less likely to approve of the sitting president, but Democrats living in Trump's America are taking his approvals to lows not seen in recent U.S. history.

That poll showed that Trump has averaged just a 39% approval rating since his inauguration.

Regionally, the image of US leadership suffered most in the Americas, where approval ratings dropped to a new low.

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Comparatively, China performed better with 28 percent approval and 35 percent disapproval in the Americas. In fact, more people now disapprove of U.S. leadership than approve.

"U.S. approval dropped substantially in 65 countries and areas", Gallup notes, thanks to Trump. Support for USA leaders rose throughout much of Asia and North Africa. The president's approval rating dipped 2 points, from 41 percent, relative to last month's NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

As part of his "America First" policy, Trump took the U.S. out several multilateral agreements on the grounds they did not serve national interests, including the proposed Trans-Pacific trade partnership and the Paris Climate Change accord. Russian Federation has 27% approval for its global role according to the poll. Four countries are happy with the way President Trump leads the United States- Belarus, Macedonia, Israel, and Liberia. Since then, Trump and his team have spent his first year filling a record-breaking number of federal appeals court vacancies, and there are many spots still left.

Among other national polls, Republicans have largely shown great support for Trump despite his many controversies.

A year into the Trump presidency, this American carnage is not hard to see. "The traditional toasts exchanged by the two leaders at the dinner offer an important and appropriate platform for the continuation of the serious dialogue that has taken place earlier in the day".

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