23:56 GMT14 August 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The image of the US authorities during President Donald Trump's third year in office was positive among 33 percent of respondents across 135 countries, just a marginal increase of one percentage point compared to 2018, a fresh Gallup annual report revealed on Monday.

    The US leadership's approval in 2019 saw the biggest fall — 10 points or more — in five countries, namely Italy, Iraq, Lebanon, Zambia, and Sierra Leone. At the same time, its approval rating increased by 10 points or more in 12 countries across the world, including Argentina, Poland, Belarus, Latvia, and Pakistan.

    Notably, the US approval rating increased most in Turkmenistan, from 30 percent in 2018 to 62 percent last year.

    Washington's policies are most unpopular in Europe (24 percent), while Africa is the only continent in which the US rating is above 50 percent.

    During the leadership of ex-President Barack Obama, the approval rating of the US leadership was above 45 percent.

    According to the report, China's approval rating was at 32 percent in 2019, while Russia's rating was at 30 percent. Germany remained the top-rated power for the third straight year, with 44 percent in 2019.

    Gallup surveyed 1,000 people in each of the 135 countries.

    Gallup poll, poll, Russia, Germany, U.S
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