THE RUSSIA FACTOR
“As revelations about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election continue to develop, Americans now view Russia more negatively than they have in three decades of Gallup polls. Currently, 25 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Russia and 72 percent have an unfavorable opinion,” reports a new survey from the pollster, which says this is the highest negative reading on record for the sentiment.
There is partisan difference. Currently 30 percent of Republicans and 15 percent of Democrats have a positive view of Russia, says Gallup analyst Megan Brenan.