Poll gives Trump a mixed review on diplomatic efforts

Those surveyed say Putin is seen as closest world leader to president

David Madden
June 15, 2018 - 11:03 am
G-7 summit

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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A newly released national poll gives President Donald Trump mixed reviews on his performance on the diplomatic front over the last week.

The Monmouth University survey suggests Trump did not come off well as a world leader at the G-7 summit in Canada last week. 

"Only 22 percent said Trump came off stronger after that meeting and 29 percent said he came off weaker, with 38 percent saying that it really didn't do anything for him," said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

And after his meeting with North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un in Singapore, 46 percent said "Trump looks stronger on the world stage," Murray added, "and only 13 percent say it made him look weaker."

The president's overall approval rating got a little better, with 43 percent in his favor and 46 percent against.

The poll shows Americans are mixed on whether newly imposed tariffs on allies will help or hurt this country.

And when asked who does Trump have the best relationship with among other world leaders, 27 percent named Russia's Vladimir Putin — the highest vote.