August 20, 2018
A majority of Americans say it is more important for the U.S. to work to improve relations with Russia than it is to take firm actions against the country, according to a new Gallup poll.
In the survey published Monday, 58 percent of respondents preferred continued efforts to improve U.S.-Russia relations, while 36 percent said it is more important “to take strong diplomatic and economic steps against Russia.”
The poll, conducted from Aug. 1-12, comes amid concern and debate over Russian interference in American elections and weeks after the Trump administration announced new sanctions against Moscow.
Two-thirds of survey respondents said they are following news about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election closely, including 33 percent of respondents who said they’re following it “very closely.”
This article was posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 at 8:58 am