60 Percent of Americans Have a Negative View of Russia

Highest level of unfavorable sentiment since 1994


With all eyes on Sochi for the Winter Olympics, Americans hold the lowest view of Russia and its president that they've had in two decades, according to a new poll.

Sixty percent of Americans view Russia unfavorably, the most since 1994, according to Gallup's poll out Thursday. Their favorable view of Russia nearly ties the low set in 1999 during the bombing in Chechnya and conflict in Kosovo: Today just 34 percent of Americans view Russia favorably, near the 33 percent set in 1999.