Most Americans satisfied with US position in the world: Gallup

Most Americans satisfied with US position in the world: Gallup
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The percentage of Americans who are satisfied with the United States's position in the world has increased to a level not seen since 2003, a new Gallup poll reveals.

Fifty-three percent of respondents in the new survey said that they were satisfied with the country's position in the world, an 8-point increase from 2019.

Pollsters noted a partisan split, with 85 percent of Republicans saying they are satisfied — an 11-point increase from 2019. Almost half of independents, 48 percent, and 19 percent of Democrats agreed.

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The 66-point gap between Republicans and Democrats is the largest recorded by Gallup, though, historically, members of the party that controls the White House are more satisfied.

However, respondents were also asked if they believe that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion 50 people arrested in Minneapolis as hundreds more National Guard troops deployed Missouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' MORE is respected by other world leaders and only 37 percent said yes. This question also featured a huge gap between Republicans and Democrats, as 74 percent of Republicans said that the president is respected by other world leaders, but just 6 percent of Democrats did.

According to Gallup, the latest results are comparable to those of former President George W. Bush during the same point of his presidency. By comparison, 51 percent of Americans said they believed that former President Obama was respected by foreign leaders at the same point in his presidency.

The new survey of 1,028 adults, conducted between Feb. 3-16, has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.