While they are largely giving President Trump the cold shoulder in his own country, millennials in many Middle Eastern and at least one European nation are embracing the U.S. leader, according to a new survey.
In Poland, UAE and Qatar, a much higher percentage of millennials support the president than in the U.S., according to the latest Zogby Analytics survey provided to Secrets.
"Trump has support among millennials in Europe and Middle East, favorability solid in Poland, strong in Qatar, and overwhelming in UAE," said the Zogby survey analysis.
In the U.S., said Zogby, 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.
It's not much different overseas, but there are several exceptions in countries where the U.S. is popular, has a strong military or diplomatic presence or there is a Trump golf course of building.
Take Poland as an example. 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 just last month, 44 percent are favorable, while 34 percent are unfavorable and 18 percent are not familiar enough to make a judgment, said Zogby.
And in the Middle East, where his average approval rating among millennials is above water at 43 percent favorable and 39 percent unfavorable, he's much more popular in the UAE, where he has a golf course and the U.S. a solid military presence, and in Qatar, another big ally.
According to the pollster:
In Qatar, President Trump's numbers were strong among millennials surveyed. A majority (59%) of millennials surveyed in Qatar are favorable of Trump while 27% are unfavorable and 5% are not familiar. Even more stunning is that 83% of 18-26 year olds in the United Arab Emirates are favorable of President Trump, while 17% are unfavorable. Why this is so, is anyone's guess but UAE is a popular destination for westerners and Trump does have a real estate presence in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Both cities have buildings that bear his name.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com