Those with an unfavorable view increased from 26 percent to 39 percent.
As for Russia, there were high hopes there—for obvious reasons—that the Trump administration would pursue a more pro-Russian foreign policy.
While the difference is most stark in Western Europe, 35 of the 37 countries surveyed had a lower opinion of Trump than Obama:
About those outliers: Obama, who had a contentious relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was widely disliked in Israel.
The rank-and-file—which in this case means senators who don’t really care about or understand health care—will do what is expected of them, though not because they’re particularly thrilled about the impending health care utopia they’ve been promised.
If he is determined to pass a health care bill, he could call off the vote and work through July toward reaching consensus.
This comes down to what health care really means to Mitch McConnell.
My colleague Jordan Weissmann described one part of the Senate health care bill as "political suicide" shortly before the Congressional Budget Office issued its score on the proposal Monday.
The Republicans' plan with health care was seemingly for the Senate to come up with a bill that seemed moderate in comparison to the House's American Health Care Act—one whose consequences wouldn't kick in for many years, and which could get rushed through without too much backlash.
It does, and I’m glad the Post and, one assumes, FBI special prosecutor Robert Mueller is giving it a closer look.
It’s pretty easy to make the case that the Deutsche Bank loan presents a conflict of interest.
That doesn’t excuse this administration’s anti-transparency ways, of course, but it does provide ammunition to White House defenders, who already have plenty of practice defending Team Trump on technicalities.