Skip to comments.Poll: Thumbs down on Vladimir Putin, Russia
Posted on 02/13/2014 5:47:16 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
With all eyes on Sochi for the Winter Olympics, Americans hold the lowest view of Russia and its president that theyve had in two decades, according to a new poll. Sixty percent of Americans view Russia unfavorably, the most since 1994, according to Gallups poll out Thursday. Their favorable view of Russia nearly ties the low set in 1999 during the bombing in Chechnya and conflict in Kosovo: Today, just 34 percent of Americans view Russia favorably, near the 33 percent set in 1999.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also registered his lowest marks since first becoming president in 1999, per Gallups polling. Americans view Putin unfavorably 63 percent to 19 percent, continuing a trend that has grown since Gallup began polling on the Russian leader.
The low view of Russia follows a fall poll from Gallup that found Americans consider Russia an enemy rather than ally for the first time in 14 years, the culmination of a souring relationship between the two nations that has involved Russia harboring National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, opposite positions on Iran and Syria, anti-gay laws that worried Americans about crackdowns during the Olympics and a publicly frosty relationship between President Barack Obama and Putin.
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Russia isn’t politically correct.
Obama polls a little better
Those polled: let me guess; polls taken in Kalifornia or the Northeast and identified themselves as left, liberal, gay, and under 30’s. No other votes counted.
Your response to a dubious poll is what you see on Facebook?
Oh, I’m sure Vlad is shaking in his boots! Better change his mind on homosexual propaganda aimed at the kids - otherwise those Western gays won’t like you.
When they poll Conservatives on Obama vs Putin let me know.
Careful. Not all conservatives value authoritarianism (why they dislike Obama in the first place).
Seems to me there has been a concerted effort on behalf of our media during the Olympics to constantly trash Russia and Putin. There is no doubt that Putin was looking better on the world stage than Obama, and the captive audience during the Olympics is a prime opportunity to change that. This is the only tactic they have. They sure as heck can’t extol the virtues of Obama. He is a failure on the national and international stage.
What you said. The media is trying to make Putin look bad in order to make 0bama look good.
Unfavorable is a pretty broad term.
It can include hate, fear and lower down on the scale disdain.
Presently, disdain is likely predominent
I have over 400 conservative friends, so yes.
Obama has been sooooo disrespectful to Putin.
And the fact that Putin warned us about the Boston bombers and Obama told Putin to go to hell.
I understand Putin’s background and I suppose he is looking out for himself first. But that is to be expected from him. Obama is supposed to be the “leader” of the free world and an example to other countries. He has failed miserably at that. But Obama is more dangerous because he is not looking out for America. He hates America, especially white America. As far as I know, Putin is okay with white people.
——I suppose he is looking out for himself first.——
It is possible, even probable, that Putin is looking out first for Mother Russia.
Russia will live or die under his administration. It is that simple. The danger at the beginning of his rule was and may still be mortal
Anyone who defends Putin is insane. A KGB thug that’s been “president” of Russia for 15 years. When do you think he’ll step down? Another 15 years? Very admirable. That country is a corrupt cesspool. No matter how bad Obama is, he won’t be president 1 day past eight years. Crappy that we have to wait that long, but at least he’ll be gone. Putin, not so much.
I know I’m a holdover from the beginning of the cold war, in earnest, in the 50s but I wouldn’t watch the Savior’s return if it took place in Russia.
And McConnell polls a little worse which I find terribly amusing.
I wish I had your confidence that Obama would be gone at the end of this term. When has he ever followed the Constitution? If he comes up with some reason why he needs to stay in office, what would happen?
Do you think he will fill out his term?
There may be others that decide his tyranny must be ended
We had to practice hiding under our desks during the Russian missile crisis. I grew up in South Florida. We were taught the Soviet Union was our mortal enemy. I am reading a book Putin’s Russia. Russia has a history of horrible corruption. Not sure today’s America is much better.
You think someone trusting the opinion of their own circle of friends over some media driven poll numbers is funny?
Aren’t you special..
As far as I can see, the USA has now spiraled to a new low....murdering babies,
Remember, we were allies at one time. We suffered together.
It’s been five years of tyranny. Seems everybody who could do anything is okay with it.
Getting weary of the GOPES (gop elite snobs) re-lying on B/S polls offered by the political opposition. Think any Russian gives a damm or believes what’s comming out of Politico ? This poll is for Demo-Com consumption to disguise the screwups in foreign policy.
Russia has a long and complicated history. We don’t. Perhaps we will end up being a flash in the pan in history. Not sure America can survive Obama and his henchmen/women.
Reread my comments on this thread, I’m guessing Russian is your first language.
I really didn’t consider that but I think you are right.
I think people admire Putin because even though he is a thug and a gangster, you can tell by watching him at the Olympics that he truly LOVES HIS COUNTRY and the competitors that represent Russia. No matter what his past KGB associations, you can tell he is proud of the athletes, and proud of his country. He also acts like a man, instead of a sissy boy. Therefore, he is respected by most people.
I often hear this repeated on FR. There is no way he stays in power. That’s ridiculous. In a way it would almost be a good thing if he tried it. That would finally be the last straw and rebellion would begin.
I’m sure Castro loves his country too. So did Hugo Chavez. Did anyone love their country more than Ronald Reagan as president? He loved it so much that he couldn’t imagine staying one second longer than his natural term. Putin is a megalomaniac
There you have it.
Regardless of Obama's motives being as pure as the wind driven snow, I despise him because he's a wimp.
We were only Allies because we knew the Russians would slaughter more Nazis ( and Russians) than us.
That Alliance did not last long after May 1945.
Putin doesn’t play nice with the globalists. He is thorn in their side. Europe wants to go one direction (homosexuality, political correctness, one world currency) and he stands in the way. Viva Putin
They must have taken this poll at a gay nightclub.
One hears that term a lot around here, “globalist.” It means whatever someone wants it to mean. Funny thing is, Putin is a “globalist” under many of its definitions.
Michelle could run.
I don’t beleive the poll. I want to see all aspects of how and where they took the poll and what they asked.
You can count me with the 34 percent. I like Putin and am grateful for his leadership.
At least Putin is not an enemy of his country. 0-bama hates the original concept of America.
They are following the Obama line - he does have the bully pulpit.
To the extent Russia is following God’s commands on this issue, I’m a huge fan. Morality ain’t determined by majority vote. That’s solely God’s AOR.
I absolutely agree. However, there is something about Putin I still like. I guess it is because he is a man’s man, as opposed to our resident commander-in-chief.
I think that it may go deeper than that. Putin has turned Russia back towards its heritage; back towards traditional moral values; back towards a sense of pride in their own nation.
Our media, largely brainwashed by the Academic Left, feel threatened by such a turn.
Frankly, I seriously doubt that the Gallup poll was based upon an objective methodology. Hell, I frankly doubt that most Americans have any clear opinion on Putin.
Guess again dumbass.
Here’s the deal. All the criticisms I read of Putin could have been said for a lot of anti-communist dictators/strongmen propped up the U.S. during the cold war.