STAT OF THE DAY
“Just 1 percent of Russians approved of U.S. leadership in 2015 — the worst rating in the world last year and the lowest approval Gallup has measured for the U.S. in the past decade. Remarkably, this is even worse than their previous record-low 4 percent approval in 2014.”
— from a Gallup “Global Leadership Report” that tapped public sentiments in 132 nations, specifically gauging opinion of “U.S. leadership.” The median approval of the U.S. across all countries in the poll was 45 percent.