Chicago, Illinois. American pollsters have capatilized on all of the talk of Russia to demonize Russia and her people with Americans. According to American media officials over 60% of Americans consider Russians the enemy of the United States.
The Russian federation ranks fourth on the American public’s list of bad guys, outstripped only by North Korea, Iran, and Syria, according to a new Fox News poll. However, most Americans think President Trump sees Russia as a friend rather than a foe.
The poll asked Americans to pick out countries they believe are enemies of the United States-its people, values and policies, asking respondents to mark a list of countries they view either as an ally or as an enemy.
North Korea ended up as enemy number one, with 93 percent of respondents blacklisting it. Iran (80 percent) and Syria (76 percent) rounded out the top three evil doers.Some 64 percent of Americans said they consider Russia an enemy, rather than a friend, which is up 24 points from 2013, when 47 percent viewed it as a friend and 40 percent as an enemy.
Asked how they thought “President Trump views the US relationship with Russia,” 73 percent replied that the president sees the nation as an ally, while 20 percent said they think the new Republican president considers it an enemy.The picture was different among Trump voters, however, with 39 percent saying Russia is a friend, and 59 percent assuming that Trump just thinks so.
The poll conducted in May of 2017, found American voters consider their top three best friends in Europe to be the UK (95 percent), France (92 percent), and Germany (87 percent).
Over in Europe, a recent Pew Research Center poll has shown that most Europeans believe the US would come to the aid of its European NATO allies if war broke out with Russia, despite Trump’s criticism of the military alliance.
66 percent of the citizens in seven major NATO member states said that Washington “would use military force” against Russia to defend a NATO ally in the event of a “serious military conflict,” a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center from back in February to last month.
70 percent in Spain, the Netherlands, and Canada believe the US is ready to intervene militarily should there be conflict with Russia, while between 60 and 66 percent of people in France, the UK, and Germany felt America would.
Answering an open-ended question late last month, another poll showed that 31 percent of Americans said Russia currently represents the “greatest danger” to the US, the highest percentage in nearly three decades.
The polls are seen as proof that Ukrainian lobbying efforts in the United States are bearing fruit. Not only are they preventing Trump from restoring good relations with Russia, they are for sure turning the American voters against Russia. An important factor to remember as American mid term elections are next year.
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