Former Foreign Friends

"Seven out of 10 Americans are worried about the worsening of their country's image around the world," according to a new poll by the University of Maryland and Globescan, "although almost three-quarters said world opinion would have no impact on their vote" for president. A German Marshall Fund transatlantic poll found that "76 percent of Europeans disapprove of current U.S. foreign policy, and 58 percent of them want Europe to take a more independent approach to foreign affairs," which is "bad news for the 60 percent of Americans who say they would like the U.S. to strengthen its partnership with the European Union."