In a new survey by Ipsos MORI, half of Britons (49%) are favourable towards the incoming President of the United States, Joe Biden, only 18% view him negatively.
A similar proportion (47%) expect the USA to use its influence around the world mostly for good over the next four years under Biden’s presidency.
Biden’s running mate is viewed just as positively, with 44% favourable and 14% unfavourable towards Kamala Harris.
The outgoing President, Donald Trump is not seen so positively. Perhaps unsurprising given the events of the last few weeks, three-quarters (74%) of Britons have an unfavourable view of Mr Trump while only 13% see him positively. Half of Britons believe the US has used its influence around the world mostly for bad over the past four years (48%).
More Britons believe there is a special relationship between the US and the UK. Over half (51%) now say there is a special relationship, up from 43% when last asked in April 2016.