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Despite his Partygate issues with Sue Gray’s report on Downing Street parties at home, the Prime Minister’s stash in America is high and he is the first choice among world leaders as an alternative US president. The US monthly poll by the Washington DC-based Democracy Institute for Express.co.uk found Mr Johnson the choice of 31% of Americans polled, with French President Emmanuel Macron ranking a distant second at 20%.
Mr Johnson has been hailed in America by Republicans for his role in Brexit and for getting the UK out of the EU.
But he also won huge international accolades for his international leadership in rolling out the vaccine during the pandemic and then rallying the international community to help Ukraine after Russia invaded in February.
He was the first Western leader to visit Kyiv.
Meanwhile, Mr Macron’s victory in the French elections and attempts to mediate with Putin won less praise across the Atlantic.
Worryingly, however, a quarter of 1,500 likely American voters polled said they would rather Russia’s Vladimir Putin (16%) or China’s Xi Jingping (9%) be their choice of foreign leader for president instead. by Joe Biden.
Putin was just two points behind Canadian Justin Trudeau, who came third with 18%, while German Chancellor Olaf Scholz barely registered with 6%.
Mr Trudeau has faced huge criticism in the US for his zero covid hard lockdown policies and the way he confronted striking truckers protesting against them.
Because he was born in New York, Mr Johnson is also the only one of six nominated world leaders who is qualified to run for President of the United States if he chooses.
The US Constitution states that the President must be born in the United States of America.
In 2017, Mr Johnson renounced his US citizenship after a long dispute with US tax authorities over a levy on Americans living abroad.
But he has the right to reapply if he wants to run for the White House.
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Patrick Basham, director of the Democracy Institute, said the Biden administration’s problems are tied to the failing economy.
He said, “The political problem for the Biden administration is less an ideological problem than a performance problem.
“He is considered inept on almost every political front. Voters simply do not trust the government’s army of advisers and experts to accurately identify, let alone solve, major policy issues.