Which Country Is America’s Strongest Ally? For Republicans, It’s Australia

On Thursday, many Americans woke up to a possible diplomatic rift with Australia, after the news that President Trump and the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, exchanged harsh words over a refugee agreement. It was all the more remarkable because a new survey — taken in the days before their conversation was revealed — shows that Australia is the nation that Republicans say is America’s strongest ally. CONT.

Josh Katz & Kevin Quealy, New York Times