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Most Still Say Another U.S.-Russia Cold War Likely

Friday, February 08, 2019

After years of repeated violations by the Russians, President Trump is pulling the United States out of one of its last major nuclear arms treaties with the former Soviet Union. Voters remain pessimistic about U.S. relations with Russia and worry that another Cold War is on the way.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is likely that the United States and Russia will return to a 1950s-like Cold War relationship. Thirty-six percent (36%) say that’s unlikely, down from 41% a year ago. This includes 17% who believe another Cold War is Very Likely and just four percent (4%) who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 3-4, 2019 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.

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