Even though a majority of GOP voters view Russian President Vladimir Putin unfavorably, Republicans were twice as likely as everyone else to hold a “favorable” view of the authoritarian leader.
NEW POLL: 1 in 5 Republicans Hold ‘Favorable’ View of Putin — More Than Double Everyone Else https://t.co/hM8PTUvVj8
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 19, 2022
Respondents to a YouGov poll released this week were asked “Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of Vladimir Putin?”
Among all respondents, just 10 percent answered “Somewhat favorable” or “Very favorable,” while a combined 76 percent held unfavorable views of Putin.
Democrats were least likely to hold “Somewhat favorable” or “Very favorable” views of Putin at 7 percent, with independents at 8 percent.
But among Republicans, 18 percent had views of Putin that were “Somewhat favorable” or “Very favorable” — more than double the other groups.
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Big partisan gap in Russia/Ukraine sympathies in @YahooNews poll:
% expressing favorable view of Putin:
“Whose side should the U.S. be taking”?
% saying Ukraine:
“Which [outcome] would you prefer”?
% saying “full Russian defeat”:
— Will Saletan (@saletan) March 15, 2022