Chart of the Day 11 June 2021 How Joe Biden’s popularity in the UK far exceeds Donald Trump’s The new US president is currently the second most popular foreign politician among the British public. Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images Boris Johnson meets with US president Joe Biden, ahead of the G7 summit, at Carbis Bay Hotel, on 10 June 2021. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up In contrast to Donald Trump, an extremely unpopular US president abroad, Joe Biden, who is in the UK for the G7 summit, has inspired confidence among the British public. Figures from YouGov, based on polling between January 2021 and March 2021, show that Biden is currently the second most popular foreign politician in the UK, with over half of respondents (51 per cent) having a positive opinion of him. Barack Obama remains the most popular foreign leader, earning the approval of 71 per cent of UK voters, while Trump remains highly unpopular (with 71 per cent disapproving). Figures from the Pew Research Center, meanwhile, show that 79 per cent of people in Germany, 72 per cent in France and 65 per cent in the UK are confident that Biden will make the right decisions regarding world affairs, a significant improvement on Trump’s ratings. Biden arrived in the UK on Wednesday (9 June) on his first foreign trip as president. Though Boris Johnson hailed the new president as a “breath of fresh air”, tensions over the Northern Ireland protocol and foreign aid cuts remain. › Can Covid free us from the saccharine charade of wedding culture? Nicu Calcea is a data journalist at New Statesman Media Group Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!