The world's view of the U.S. has plummeted since Trump took office

The president's base doesn't seem to be eroding GOP voters are happier with his job performance today than they were after his first 100 days in office

The president's base doesn't seem to be eroding GOP voters are happier with his job performance today than they were after his first 100 days in office

Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted as White House spokesman for just 11 days, has argued that Donald Trump has enjoyed a historically productive year and that people are very happy with what he has accomplished, despite the president's exceptionally low approval ratings.

The measure, the lowest since Gallup began tracking it worldwide in 2007, signals an 18-point drop from a year earlier, when 48 percent approved of the national influence under former President Barack Obama. Approval of United States leadership plummeted in every country in the region in 2017.

The poll also found that when asked to pick a word to describe how they felt about the president's first year in office, 38 percent of those surveyed selected a negative description and 23 percent chose a positive word.

According to the CNN poll, the improvement in Trump's approval was fueled by a 10 percent rise among conservatives, 7 points among independents and 8 points among men. Among Israeli respondents, President Donald Trump's approval rating is 67 percent.

What does this mean for US influence overseas? According to Jon Clifton, the global managing partner of Gallup, it is hard to lead when people get depressed under that leadership.

In some U.S. security allies in Asia - New Zealand, Australia and Singapore - the United States approval ratings dropped to new record lows in 2017, a decline of more than 30 points. The poll was taken before Trump undertook a series of moves that are popular in Israel, such his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and his threats to defund UNRWA and the Palestinian Authority.

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78 percent of Republicans approve of Trump's job performance.

Leaders of his own party have said they're unclear where their standard bearer stands on key policy issues.

It was up in Israel, Poland, Slovakia, Belarus, Liberia, Lebanon, Iraq, and in perennial USA rival Russian Federation, where approval of US leadership registered only eight per cent, despite the increase.

The Gallup results released on Thursday are based on face-to-face and telephone interviews with some 1,000 adults aged 15 and older in each country or region.

"Trump is shocking the world again, reminding us that there is nothing in the USA constitution requiring American presidents to be as conventionally magnanimous, gracious, even-tempered [at least publicly] as we've come to expect", he said.

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