Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Vs Russian President Vladimir Putin. After a month of Russia-Ukraine war, which leader draws the most positive ranking in international affairs? For the Americans, Zelenskyy, no doubt has the most positive ranking.
Around seven-in-ten Americans (72 per cent) have a lot or some confidence in Zelenskyy, higher than any other international leader, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. On the other hand, only six per cent of the US adults expressed confidence in Putin after his decision to invade Ukraine. Apart from the two leaders, French President Emmanuel Macron has the confidence of 55 per cent of the US people. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz also gained the confidence of 53 per cent of the surveyors.
The survey was conducted among 3,581 U.S. adults, in March 21-27.
Chinese President XI. Jinping only gets the confidence of 15 per cent of the Americans. Ratings for the Chinese leader have not changed over the past year.
WHAT ABOUT JOE BIDEN/ KAMALA HARRIS?
When 48 per cent of the US Adults say they have confidence in President Joe Biden, 52 per cent say they have not too much or no confidence at all. Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents express more confidence in Biden’s international abilities (75%) than do Republicans and Republican leaners (16%). With respect to Vice President Kamala Harris handling of international affairs, only 43 per cents of Americans have confidence in Harris to do the right thing regarding world of fairs, while a majority (56 per cent) express little or no confidence in her.
DEMOGRAPHIC, PARTISAN DIFFERENCES OVER ZELENSKYY, PUTIN
Older Americans are much more confident in Zelenskyy’s leadership abilities than younger generations. Almost half of Americans aged 65 and older have much confidence in Zelenskyy, compared with 28 per cent of adults under 30. Americans with more education, especially those with postgraduate degrees, are also more inclined to have confidence in the Ukrainian president. Democrats and those who lean toward the Democratic Party are more likely than Republicans and Republican leaners to have confidence in Zelenskyy (80% vs. 67%). Putin for his part, draws the /east confidence from U.S. adults among the global leaders included in the survey. The share of Americans (92%) who say they do not have confidence in Putin is the highest recorded in Pew Research Center surveys. But in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, views of Putin have converged, with about equal shares of Democrats and Republicans saying they do not have confidence in the Russian president (94% and 92%) about two-thirds of Democrats voice confidence in Macron and Scholz, while only about four-in-ten Republicans say they have confidence in each.
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