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Because lying is not acceptable in Germany. Even individual lies of a politician are not acceptable and would draw a lot of negative attention. There are certainly more reasons, but this is quite unambiguous alone.


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America's policical and social situation is too similar to our own You compare China, Russia, Iran, America and North Korea - the one the majority of the west, and Germany, will assocaite as being politically similar to them. They can say the corruption in Russia, the oppression in China or the fanaticism in North Korea are because they aren't "like us". ...


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You are asking the wrong question You are only showing 4 countries, lets see what the same poll showed world wide: The question should be: Why is confidence Trump comparatively high in the UK (As well as in Poland, Israel, South Korea and arguably Ukraine), considering those countries have free access to information and are well educated globally speaking1?...


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It's hard to provide an objective answer since this is a question mostly about emotions and everyone has his anecdotes. Since pretty much all answers here do not have any citations or references, it's likely that they are all colored by subjective perception. I'll try to provide some objective data, though it will undoubtedly still be colored by my personal ...


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Here are the results of a recent poll with a sample size of 1. The respondent was also asked to rank their objections. Here are the top 5: Trump is incompetent and at the same time an egomaniac, which makes him dangerous at the helm of a nuclear power. Trump actively works against established facts, leading to long-term damage (environment, foreign politics)...


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This is of course hardly detailed, but dislike for Trump abroad is well correlated to disliking his foreign policies. Germany polls pretty low on the latter too. Pew has actually asked more detailed questions regarding specific policies, but they have only posted a graph with world-aggregate numbers on those questions. They do have per-country data in a ...


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This whole question is in the wrong category as it has nothing to do with politics at all. And that's also the answer to the question. It's purely about media coverage. We Germans have been bombarded with negative media coverage surrounding Trump for the latter years. This was already the case for Bush but then the very contrasting Obama came to power. And ...


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I think an important aspect of this question, from any nationality really, can be answered by looking at predictability. Lets look at the results of your poll 41% - Trump 17% - Kim Jong Un 8% - Vladimir Putin 8% - Ali Khamenei 7% - Xi Jinping Trump (and by extension) the United States is an unpredictable actor at the moment. The world can generally ...


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Europe in general, and Germany in particular, are (for all the obvious historical reasons) sensitized to Right-wing Nationalist movements. Many of Trump's more pointed comments on Twitter or at campaign rallies might actually have been against German law had they been delivered in Germany. This is called "Volksverhetzung" and is a crime under §130 criminal ...


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I think a major point here is that Trump is absolutely unpredictable. While Bush also had a negative impact for Germany with his "war on terror", Trump is switching sides and changing his opinions everyday. His behavior towards Turkey, Iran, Syria, Kurdistan and Saudi Arabia is like a drunk guy playing with matches on a pile of gunpowder. Everytime he says ...


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There is the (possibly mistaken) belief that both Iran and North Korea are at best regional powers, developing nuclear weapons mostly as a shield against regime change while they suppress their own population. Russia is seen as a not-quite-superpower, with a world-class nuclear arsenal and fairly good ground forces, but no economy to back them up. The view ...


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All answers to this will be somewhat subjective but I will try anyway. First note that while Bush was not quite as unpopular as Trump, he was also massively less popular than Obama. I would argue that this is mostly caused by party affiliation and the fact that political opinion and parties in Germany tend to be a lot farther to the left than in the US. ...


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We can correct for the two-round procedure by summing the published per-precinct popular vote numbers from the first round. This should make the figures comparable to polls. Here are the results of my spreadsheet. The way Iowa is calculating the SDE seems to have given Biden a boost over tabulating the vote counts. Biden seems to have lost support ...


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It looks like (most) pollsters don't try/bother to emulate what the Iowa caucus system would produce. At least that's the impression I get from the RCP summary, which also gave Sanders a small lead recently, which is consistent with the "1st preference" results announced in the actual caucus. On the other hand, Buttigieg was in the lead in December, but it's ...


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