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Poll: Countries trust Xi and Putin more than Trump

A Pew poll of 25 countries found that just 27% of respondents, on average, have confidence in President Trump to "do the right thing regarding world affairs." The lowest scores come in Mexico (6%) and European countries like France (9%) and Germany (10%).

Adapted from Pew Research Center, Spring 2018 Global Attitudes Survey; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The bigger picture: While views of the U.S. around the world have slumped considerably since Trump took office, 50% across the 25 countries sampled still view the U.S. favorably, compared to 43% unfavorably. Large pluralities in nearly every country would rather the U.S. — over China — be the world's preeminent power. However, views of the U.S. in some closely allied countries like Canada are frostier than at any point in the annual survey's 18-year history.

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