While President Joe Biden patches up our global relations so he can turn to the last guy’s pal Putin with the confidence of the world’s democracies on our side him, new research from Pew shows President Biden is making good on his promise to restore America’s reputation overseas:
In each of the 16 publics surveyed, more than six-in-ten say they have confidence in Biden to do the right thing in world affairs. Looking at 12 nations surveyed both this year and in 2020, a median of 75% express confidence in Biden, compared with 17% for Trump last year.
…This year, U.S. favorability is up again: Whereas a median of just 34% across 12 nations had a favorable overall opinion of the U.S. last year, a median of 62% now hold this view.
In France, for example, just 31% expressed a positive opinion of the U.S. last year, matching the poor ratings from March 2003, at the height of U.S.-France tensions over the Iraq War. This year, 65% see the U.S. positively, approaching the high ratings that characterized the Obama era. Improvements of 25 percentage points or more are also found in Germany, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands and Canada Richard Wike, Jacob Pousheter, Laura Silver, Janell Fetterolf, and Mara Mordecai, “America’s Image Abroad Rebounds with Transition from Trump to Biden,” Pew Research Center, 2021.06.10].
That’s how we make America great—by electing great leaders, not clowns.
Related Restoration: President Biden joined his fellow G-7 leaders today in announcing a compact to donate one billion doses of coronavirus vaccine to countries that need help fighting the pandemic. The United States will provide half of those doses.