President Joe Biden has made America great again in the eyes of several U.S. allies, according to a new Morning Consult poll. The latest polls asked adults in 14 countries if they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the United States. About 1,100 adults in each country were surveyed between January 11-20 and April 16-25. And the report found that America’s image in these countries has improved by nine points on average since Biden’s inauguration, with America’s popularity picking up the most in Germany, Japan and France.
America’s favorability rating rose 22 percentage points in Germany alone since January 20, and 46% of Germans now have favorable views of the United States, compared to 37% who have unfavorable views. (The remaining 27% said they “don’t know” or “have no opinion”). In Japan, favorable views rose from 36% at the end of Trump‘s term to 55% after Biden’s inauguration. And Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom also posted double-digit increases in favorability toward the US, while favorability among Mexican adults increased eight percentage points. The only country among the 14 respondents that became less positive toward the United States was China, where nearly three in four adults have unfavorable views toward the United States. This has risen nine points since Biden’s inauguration, reflecting the continuing economic and political tensions between the two countries. Biden said that “America is back” and “diplomacy is back” in his first foreign policy speech as president. And this poll suggests that he has regained popular support among allies around the world during his first 100 days in office with measures such as rejoining the Paris climate accord. Related: What Has Biden Wrong In His First 100 Days? Well done? Analysts ring. Scorecard: This is where Biden stands on the key goals in his 100-day mark. “I think people in many nations around the world are hopeful that the election of Joe Biden marks a rejection of Trump’s harassment ‘America. first ‘- international politics alone and a return to a more collaborative and pro-democratic approach to international affairs, “Dr. David Farber, a professor at the University of Kansas who edited the book” What They Think of Us, “told Morning Consult. Compare that to September 2020, while the controversial US presidential election was in full swing, when the Pew Research Center reported that perceptions of the US around the world hit record lows. Of course, Biden hasn’t won everyone at home. Only 42% of Americans say they approve of the way the president is handling immigration, for example, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.