Gallup survey shows Democrats and Republicans like different countries

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     President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

    This week we look at how Americans view some strategically important countries to U.S. foreign policy. 

    The nations have been prominent in headlines since Donald Trump took office in January. Some of the quick takeaways from Gallup’s most recent survey.

    Canada – Americans favorite country right now
    Mexico – Democrats like Mexico more than Republicans
    China – 50 percent of Americans approve of China, which is at its highest point in decades.
    Israel – Republicans have a higher view of Israel than Democrats
    N. Korea – Americans really don’t like this country. 
    Russia – Americans are becoming more negative about Russia

    Also, Gallup’s latest poll shows that President Donald Trump’s approval rating is hollding steady at 40 percent. Trump is has the lowest approval rating for any new U.S. president in Gallup’s polling history. 

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