Here’s How Trump Compares to Other World Leaders

It turns out Trump isn’t the only elected official with a less-than-enthusiastic approval rating.

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Nov 16 2017, 3:30pm

Image by Aaron Barksdale

It’s pretty obvious that President Trump, known for his brash behavior and excessive tweeting, has been a controversial figure since he first announced his candidacy in 2015. Since then there's been a clear and often fierce divide in public opinion between the people who love him and those that can't stand him. However, Trump isn’t the only the contentious leader in power right now.

Across the globe, populist upheavals, such as Brexit in 2016, have shaken up politics as usual. Also, in 2017, several heads of state were up up for re-election including UK Prime Minster Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel — both incumbents— and French President Emmanuel Macron for election.

This month, those world leaders gathered to discuss threat how climate change threatens life on the planet at the 23rd annual Conference of Parties, aka COP 23, for the UN Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany. Since it’s a big and important meeting of controversial leaders on big and important topics, VICE Impact looked at how heads of state from Canada, France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. compared to one another based on approval ratings from their respective citizens.

The data used to see how each of these leaders stack up to one another is based on available data from five different sets and taken at different times.

Check out it below:

Infographic by Aaron Barksdale, Data from: Gallup, Ifop, Infratest Dimap, Forum Research, Ipsos

The data used to measure how these leaders stack up to one another is based on available data from five different sets and taken at different times throughout 2017.

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Correction: The infographic above incorrectly stated that French President Emmanuel Macron's unpopularity rating was 57 percent in September of 2017 when in fact it was 53 percent. We regret the error.