WASHINGTON — Israel is one of just two countries that prefer US President Donald Trump to his predecessor, Barack Obama, according to new research by the Pew Research Center.
The poll — which looked at 37 countries — found that Trump was not only deeply unpopular in much of the world, but not trusted to manage America’s foreign policy.
According to the survey, a median of 22 percent across all the countries surveyed expressed confidence that Trump will do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. That means that if the results from each country are ranked in order, 22 percent is the midpoint, with the percentage expressing confidence in Trump falling above or below that point in equal numbers of countries.
The 22 percent rating marks a steep drop from the closing years of Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64 expressed confidence in Obama’s …