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Poll: 66% of American Voters Have Unfavorable Opinion of Russian President Putin

Americans have a cautious assessment of Russia these days. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 12% of American voters view Russia as an ally while 10% consider that nation as an enemy of the United States. The overwhelming majority of voters, 74%, view our former Cold War rival as somewhere in between ally and enemy. These views were expressed at a time when Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised sharp criticisms of the United States. Putin said publicly that the U.S. has “overstepped its borders” to create a “very dangerous” situation in which “nobody feels secure anymore.”

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