Friday, August 09, 2013
Following President Obama’s decision to snub Russian President Vladimir Putin during an upcoming trip to Europe, U.S. voters’ views of Putin have worsened, but most think it’s unlikely the United States and Russia will reenter a Cold War period.
A plurality (49%) of Likely U.S. Voters, however, agrees that Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is bad for U.S.-Russian relations. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just four percent (4%) view granting asylum to Snowden as good for the relationship, while 31% believe it will have no impact. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 7-8, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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