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Nigerians More Likely To Vote Trump - Report


The United States might seem divided over President Donald Trump's policies, but overseas, the American president is loved.

According to the data from the Pew Research Centre, Nigerians' confidence in Trump to do the right thing regarding world affairs was at 59 percent in 2018, higher than some points during the Obama administration.

Also, Nigerians are in top five of those actively following Trump on Twitter, a social media platform constantly used by the president, Monti Datta, associate professor of political science from The University of Richmond claimed.

“Some of Trump's foreign policies in Nigeria might explain his relative popularity. In February 2017, President Trump approved the sale of jet fighters to the Nigerian government, reversing a policy from the Obama administration.

"This aided the Nigerian government in its campaign against Boko Haram,” Datta said.

The professor also listed South Korea and Israel as countries where Trump’s policies seem to be enjoying the most public support.

“And data from Gallup's Korean headquarters illustrate that favorability toward Trump among South Koreans has more than doubled, from a paltry 9 percent in 2017 to a high of 32 percent in 2018,” he said about South Korea.

“As in the case of Nigeria and South Korea, Trump's popularity in Israel seems to be a reversal of his predecessor.

"Frosty personal relations plagued Obama and Netanyahu, beginning with Obama's first major foreign policy address to the Arab world in Cairo in 2009. This culminated in Netanyahu's visit to Congress in 2015 when he urged Congress to oppose the Iran nuclear agreement.”

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