Three-Quarters of British Public Dislikes Donald Trump, Half Don't Want Him to Meet Queen: Poll

President Donald Trump is highly unpopular in the United Kingdom, according to a poll released Thursday as he arrived in the country to meet with officials including Prime Minister Theresa May.

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More than three-fourths of British people polled, 77 percent, said they have an unfavorable view of Trump, and only 17 percent voiced a favorable view of him, according to a poll conducted by YouGov for ITV Tonight.

"The British public hold the President in low regard," the poll report stated, though 50 percent of those polled said he should proceed with his visit. Just over one-third, 37 percent, opined that his trip should be canceled, and 13 percent did not express an opinion.

Nearly half, 49 percent, of the British public said Trump should not meet Queen Elizabeth II, the poll reports. Trump is slated to meet the Queen for the first time at Windsor Castle on Friday, though it is not an official state visit, but a "working visit."

Only 22 percent of British people who participated in the poll have confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May to negotiate with Trump.

May welcomed Trump to the country at Blenheim Palace with a full-fledged ceremony, and during dinner tried to win Trump's backing for a softer Brexit.

"Now, as we prepare to leave the European Union, we have an unprecedented opportunity to do more. It's an opportunity to reach a free trade agreement that creates jobs and growth here in the U.K. and right across the United States," May said, according to The Guardian.

"It's also an opportunity to tear down the bureaucratic barriers that frustrate business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic," she continued. "And it's an opportunity to shape the future of the world through cooperation in advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence."

Trump earlier on Thursday suggested he preferred a hard Brexit.

"I would say Brexit is Brexit," Trump said at NATO's annual summit. "The people voted to break it up so I imagine that is what they would do, but maybe they're taking a different route. I'm not sure that's what they voted for."

Dislike for Trump in the United Kingdom has been on display even before the poll. London's mayor approved a 6-meter-tall "Trump baby" blimp to fly over the Houses of Parliament on Friday, and several marches are planned. Trump will largely avoid the capital during his visit.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump look on as a military band plays at Blenheim Palace on July 12, 2018 in Woodstock, England. Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images
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