by WorldTribune Staff, August 25, 2017
Who says “the kids” don’t like President Donald Trump?
Large numbers of millennials in the United States are rumored to be bunkered in their parents’ basements against the reality of a Trump Administration, but the American President has solid support among millennials in some European and Mideast nations, a poll found.
In Poland, UAE and Qatar, a much higher percentage of millennials support Trump than in the U.S., according to the latest Zogby Analytics survey.
“Trump has support among millennials in Europe and the Middle East, favorability solid in Poland, strong in Qatar, and overwhelming in UAE,” said the Zogby survey analysis.
The U.S. president appears to do well among 18-26 year olds in countries where the U.S. is popular, has a strong military or diplomatic presence or there is a Trump golf course or building, the survey said.
Overall in Europe, millennials don’t approve of the president, pulled down by the 25 percent approval among German millennials.
But in Poland, which Trump visited last month, 44 percent of millennials hold a favorable few of Trump, while 34 percent are unfavorable and 18 percent are not familiar enough to make a judgment, said Zogby.
In Qatar, a U.S. ally, Trump’s numbers were strong among millennials. A majority (59 percent) hold a favorable view of Trump while 27 percent are unfavorable and 5 percent are not familiar.
In the UAE, where Dubai and Abu Dhabi both have building that bear Trump’s name, 83 percent of 18-26 year olds have a favorable view of the president, while 17 are unfavorable.
In the U.S., meanwhile, the Zogby poll found Trump’s approval rating is 36 percent among 18-26 year olds, while 56 percent disapprove. He did slightly better with millennial men with 46 percent approval and 46 percent disapproval. But not so among millennial women, who give Trump a 26 percent approval rating.