President Donald Trump has few fans in France, according to a new Suffolk University poll that shows him lagging behind every other foreign leader with French voters.
With the French presidential runoff election only days away, Suffolk polled over 1,000 voters on their views of both the leading candidates, and of national leaders around the world. En Marche! party leader Emmanuel Macron led National Front's Marine Le Pen, who Trump recently praised in an interview with the Associated Press, but his endorsement may not help the far-right candidate, as the American president polls poorly in the European nation.
Here are the results:
- Trump: 82 percent unfavorable, 13 percent favorable.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin: 71 percent unfavorable, 20 percent favorable.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel: 70 percent favorable, 23 percent unfavorable.
- Chinese President Xi Jinping: 43 percent unfavorable, 19 percent favorable.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May: 41 percent unfavorable; 34 percent favorable.
- Former U.S. President Barack Obama: 8 percent unfavorable, 90 percent favorable.
"To put former President [Barack] Obama's popularity in perspective, his 90 percent favorable number in France tops his showing even among Democratic voters in the United States," David Paleologos, the director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said in their press release.
"She's the strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France," Trump told AP in an April interview. "Whoever is the toughest on radical Islamic terrorism, and whoever is the toughest at the borders, will do well in the election."
Suffolk polled 1,094 likely voters from April 27 to May 2, with the exception of May 1, which was Labor Day. The survey was conducted by phone, and has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.
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