Rasmussen: US Voters Expect Another Cold War With Russia

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 12:19 PM

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Most U.S. likely voters expect a Cold War-style relationship between the United States and Russia, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey.

Sixty-three percent of likely U.S. voters say it's at least somewhat likely for a new Cold War between the two countries, up from 45 percent in March and 36 percent in August 2013, according to a Rasmussen statement.

Only 29 percent see a Cold War scenario as unlikely, according to the statement. Rasmussen said 21 percent of voters say it's "very likely" a Cold War-style relationship will return and 4 percent say it's "not at all likely."

Earlier this year, Russia, under President Vladimir Putin, annexed Crimea from Ukraine. Russia is now supporting separatists in Ukraine, who the United States says shot down a Malaysia Airlines aircraft, killing 298 people.

President Barack Obama has implemented a series of sanctions against Russia because of the Crimea annexation. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, in an interview with Newsmax TV that Russia is directly responsible for "murder" in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

The Rasmussen survey of 1,000 voters was conducted July 23 and 24 and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points. Field work for the survey was performed by Pulse Opinion Research LLC.

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