Matthew Kendrick, Morning Consult

Matthew Kendrick

Morning Consult

Washington, DC, United States

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U.S. Reputation Improves in Some Allied Countries Following Midterm Elections

The United States’ net favorability rating improved by 10 percentage points in Germany and 7 points in Italy. → Read More

Meloni Is Off to a Strong Start in Italy as Europe’s Most Popular Leader

Just under half (49%) of Italians approved of Meloni’s job performance days after she was sworn into office, making her the most popular European leader on Morning Consult’s Global Leader Approval Ratings tracker. → Read More

Saudi Arabia’s Image in America Continues to Sink as Formal Relations Hit Nadir

Views of Saudi Arabia reached a low for 2022 after OPEC+ announced oil production cuts, with a majority saying they had an unfavorable view. → Read More

Which Americans Are More Worldly? The Ones Who Read Newspapers

Insular tendencies among the public aren’t irregular — but America’s increasingly siloed media environment may present unique challenges for the country’s future → Read More

With Charles on the Throne, Many Younger Britons Say It’s Time to Move On From the Monarchy

Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed high approval among her subjects, but support for the monarchy’s continuing role in British government is lower among key demographics → Read More

U.S. Allies Trust the American Nuclear Umbrella, Even if They Hate Nuclear Weapons

Only in Spain do more people favor building their own weapons than relying on allied arsenals, but even there it’s still well short of a majority → Read More

E.U. Energy Integration Could Save Germany From Its Natural Gas Dilemma

Berlin may be in for some rough winters without access to cheap Russian natural gas, but the right policies could see it come out of the crisis more resilient → Read More

U.S. Standing in Japan and South Korea Slips After Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip

Views of the United States remain favorable overall, but Pelosi’s high-profile stop in Taiwan did little to reinforce America’s position with its East Asian allies → Read More

China’s Alliance With Russia Weakens Its Position in Eastern Europe

Beijing is popular in much of the developing world, but its support for Russia during the invasion of Ukraine is dimming its brightest prospects to make inroads in Europe → Read More

One Year Later, Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Still Falls Shy of Majority Support

The issue is highly polarized, with 68% of Democrats in favor of the withdrawal compared to just 28% of Republicans. → Read More

The U.S. Has a Responsibility to Help End the Food Crisis, Most Voters Say

Just over half of voters think the United States has a responsibility to help feed those facing starvation. When it comes to where the aid should go, politics and media attention shape attitudes → Read More

Crude Relations: Many U.S. Voters Back Closer Ties With Dictators for Cheaper Oil

The share of voters who back efforts to improve ties with Iran, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela to make gas cheaper has fallen since mid-March. → Read More

The Summit of the Americas Is Happening Without Latin America’s Most Popular Major Leader

Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador bucks the trend as Latin America’s leaders face high levels of discontent and tough social challenges → Read More

Americans Mostly Support the Status Quo in the U.S.-Cuba Relationship

With lukewarm support for reconciliation, the window for rapprochement with Cuba may have already closed → Read More

Voters Are Slightly More Likely Than Not to See a U.S. Obligation to Taiwan

Americans are far from a consensus about defending Taiwan from a Chinese invasion, but nearly 2 in 3 back formal recognition of Taipei → Read More

Biden’s Pivot to Asia Has a Crucial Latin American Component That’s at Risk of Neglect

As the U.S. struggles to focus on Latin America's pressing concerns, China’s commercial and economic ties to the area should only grow its influence there. → Read More

Brazil’s Presidential Contenders Both Back Russia, but Brazilians Don’t

Facing a litany of domestic crises, Russia policy is a low priority for Brazilians, but will impact relations with Washington no matter who wins on Oct. 2 → Read More

Chile’s 36-Year-Old President Promised Change. Now Some Are Worried About What That Means

As his approval ratings plummet in just his second month in office, Gabriel Boric’s outlook is stark: usher in a new constitution by September, or risk political irrelevance → Read More

3 in 5 Voters Want Title 42 Border Policy Extended

Nearly half of voters say the immigration situation at the U.S.-Mexico border has worsened under Biden → Read More

The Ukraine-Russia Storylines That Are Moving the Needle With Americans

Stories on U.S. response, wartime atrocities resonate more deeply with U.S. voters than the European response to the conflict → Read More