Germans believe President Trump is more of a threat to world peace than North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping or Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to a YouGov survey reported by German broadcaster DW.
Asked to rank the greatest threat to world peace between Trump, Kim, Putin, Khamenei and Xi, 41 percent named Trump, compared to Kim at 17 percent, Khamenei and Putin at 8 percent and Xi at 7 percent.
Pollsters surveyed 2,000 Germans for the poll between Dec. 16 and 18.
“The results show the degree to which trust in U.S. leadership has eroded under Trump, even among countries like Germany that are traditionally viewed as close allies,” Axios notes.
The results were similar to a YouGov poll published in July 2018, although the earlier survey did not include Xi or Khamenei as options.
The Pew Research Center found in 2018 that “German attitudes toward the U.S. have turned sharply negative in the Trump era.” After Trump’s election in 2016, Germans’ favorable views toward the U.S. and confidence in Trump plummeted.
Another survey, commissioned by Kantar, found that Germans’ confidence in their own leader, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is shaky. Germans were more likely to say they trusted French President Emmanuel Macron than Merkel.