03:09 GMT +309 December 2019
Listen Live
    U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose for a photograph prior to a bilateral meeting on the eve of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Germans Believe Trump Bigger Threat to Peace Than Putin - Poll

    © AP Photo / Matthias Schrader, pool
    Get short URL

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A total of 64 percent of Germans see US President Donald Trump’s policies as a threat to peace, against 16 percent of those having the same opinion of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions, a fresh YouGov poll revealed.

    The poll, cited by the Handelsblatt newspaper, also shows that 36 percent of respondents have a liking for the Russian president, while only 6 percent experience the same feeling toward Trump.

    In the meantime, as many as 58 percents of respondents preferred to restrain from expressing their liking for either of the leaders.

    The findings also reveal that the majority of Germans – 56 percent – consider Putin to be competent against only 5 percent applying the same description to Trump.

    Finally, 43 percent regard Putin as an influential politician, while 25 percent feeling the same about the US president.

    READ MORE: Finnish Newspaper Publishes Open Letter to Putin, Trump Ahead of Summit

    The poll, commissioned by the Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH, comes in the run-up to the two leaders’ summit in Helsinki, scheduled for Monday.

    The survey also follows the two-day NATO meeting in Brussels, held earlier in the week. During the meeting, Trump lashed out at allies, and Germany in particular, for sending "billions and billions of dollars" to Moscow for oil and gas supplies.


    Dissecting the President's Judicial Pick & Trump's Germany at NATO Summit
    Analyst: Trump's Money Claims from Germany and NATO Just 'a Figure of Speech'
    Merkel Says Germany 'Independent' as Trump Claims Berlin is Moscow's 'Captive'
    UK Urges Germany to Invest in Infrastructure to Appease Trump on NATO Spending
    poll, threat, relations, NATO, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Germany, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik