Biden’s credibility has dropped significantly globally over the past year – RS

The rating of US President Joe Biden abroad has significantly decreased over the last year. This was reported by the analytical centre Responsible Statecraft (RS) with reference to a new opinion poll in 34 countries of the world.

The opinion poll was conducted from the beginning of January 2024 until the second half of May. In addition to Hungary, the UK, Poland, Sweden and Spain, Europe was represented by France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands. In the Americas, the study covered Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Mexico and Peru. Residents of a further ten countries were surveyed in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to Australia and Japan, these included Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand. In addition to South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria were among the sub-Saharan countries represented in the survey.

The survey showed a decline in international confidence in American democracy. On average, 40 per cent of the sample of more than 40,000 respondents said that US democracy has ceased to serve as a role model for other countries. This view was most acute in the ten European countries surveyed.

Trust in Joe Biden on international issues fell in 14 of 21 countries for the second year in a row. In the Middle East (Turkey and Tunisia), almost 90 per cent of respondents do not trust the US president. He also received negative evaluations in Latin America (except for Colombia), Southern Europe, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, France and Hungary.

Regarding the conflict in Ukraine, only 39% of respondents on average approved of Biden’s policy. The most favourable views of his actions were recorded in Canada and Europe (especially in Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and the UK). In Asia, the most favourable opinions were expressed in Japan and South Korea, but even there they did not reach 50%.

We will remind, earlier the former adviser to the Minister of Defence in the administration of former US President Donald Trump, retired Colonel Douglas McGregor, said that over the past twenty years, an aggressive foreign policy has harmed the United States itself.