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Europeans overwhlemingly want Joe Biden to defeat Donald Trump who they see as a “terrible” US president, according to a new YouGov poll of seven leading European nations.
YouGov asked citizens in Germany, Spain, Sweden, France, Britain, Denmark and Italy who they wanted to win the election on November 3.
Large majorities in all the countries polled, backed Biden with only small minorities backing the president.
Trump was least popular in Denmark, where just 6% of Danes said they wanted him to win the election compared to 80% of who said they wanted Biden.
President Trump on Wednesday tweeted that he was “looking forward to working with” UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for “many years to come.”
However, in Britain, nearly two-thirds of respondents — 61% — said they wanted Biden to win the election, while just 13% said they were backing Trump.
Trump received the most support in Italy, YouGov’s survey found — however, the portion of respondents there who said they wanted Trump to win re-election was still just 20%, while 58% said they wanted Biden to win.
Trump also scored badly when people in the seven European countries were asked to judge his performance as president since being elected in 2016.
On average, just 5-15% of respondents said his performance had been “great/good” while large majorities said it been “terrible/poor.” In Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has had frosty relations with the White House since Trump’s election four years ago, just 9% of people said Trump’s performance had been “great/good” while 75% said he had been either terrible or poor.
While Trump is distinctly unpopular across the seven European countries, there was not overwhelming enthusiasm for Biden as a candidate.
On average, most respondents — 32-55% — said he would make an “average” president, while 21-35% said they “don’t know” when asked how they thought Biden would perform if elected. A low proportion of respondents — 6-13% — said Biden would make a “terrible/poor” president, while 17-23% of Europeans surveyed said he would be “good/great” in office.
YouGov surveyed 9,136 across the seven countries between September 15 and October 4.
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Source:: Business Insider