A recent poll found a huge gap between former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump when it comes to other countries having confidence in the U.S. president. The “Pat & Stu” guys looked at the numbers and try to add some context to the giant gap in favorability on Tuesday’s show.
The Pew Research Center found that “confidence in the U.S. president to do the right thing regarding world affairs” fell in nearly all of 37 countries, comparing former Obama’s numbers when he left office to Trump’s current numbers.
In the UK, confidence in the U.S. president fell 57 points, while Mexico’s approval dropped 44 points. The only two countries that showed greater confidence in Trump were Israel, which went from a 49 percent favorability rating to 56 percent, and Russia, which jumped 42 points to a 53 percent approval rating of Trump.
Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere pointed out that while Trump’s numbers are definitely low, favorability ratings from other countries would likely be lower for any Republican president, especially coming from countries with leaders who liked Obama.