More People Worldwide Trust Putin Than Trump – Pew

Twenty-three percent of global respondents said they have confidence that Putin would “do the right thing regarding world affairs.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin maintains a higher level of global trust than U.S. President Donald Trump, according to the latest Pew Research Center poll published Tuesday.

Respondents in 13 mainly European countries voiced the highest confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel (76%), French President Emmanuel Macron (64%) and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (48%).

Putin comes in fourth, with 23% of global respondents saying they have confidence that he would “do the right thing regarding world affairs,” according to Pew. 

The Russian president is four points ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping (19%) and seven points ahead of Trump (16%).

In contrast to the European leaders, Pew’s respondents voiced a higher lack of confidence in Putin (73%), Xi (78%) and Trump (83%).  

“Ratings for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are overwhelmingly negative, although not as negative as those for Trump,” Pew said. 

Putin’s trust gap with Trump has widened somewhat from last year, when 33% of Pew respondents from 33 countries expressed confidence in him compared to Trump’s 29%.

Pew conducted the phone survey among 13,273 respondents from nine European countries, Canada, Australia, Japan and South Korea between June 10 and Aug. 3.



  • If the poll is to be believed, then 23% of people trust a filthy nazi mass murderer. How nice that humanity has progressed so well.

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  • If they love losers, let them.

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    • This largely reflects media coverage. Most of the media and that small percent that believe them, push negative stories about Trump. So, to Foccusser’s point, the media do a grave disservice to their audience because they don’t know FA about what’s really happening.
      Right after President Eleven releases one of the most deadly, evil viruses on the world, people like him more than Trump? Who has hurt them more? It’s ok though, once Trump is gone these editorial boardrooms will sit around with propagandists scratching their heads trying to find something negative and bloody to write about.

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  • 76% and 64% trust Merkel and Macron respectively. Just shows that the public know FA about what’s going on in the world.

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    • In 2017, the Independent claimed that Merkel was now the leader of the free world. Some skank on US TV; I forget her name, said the same thing. It was on a ghastly show called The View.
      The Franco-German Alliance sees the world through the same lens as the US Dems, who will seek closer ties with them and become increasingly hostile to Britain.
      From the British perspective, it is crucial that Trump wins. The Dems hate Britain and Pelosi has repeated yet again that a trade deal with the UK is out of the question unless Irish wishes are fully accounted for. By ‘Irish’ of course they mean Sinn Fein/IRA. Biden is a big fan of those arseholes.

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