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Ipsos Poll: 49 Percent See Trump Summit as 'Treasonous'

Ipsos Poll: 49 Percent See Trump Summit as 'Treasonous'

About half of Americans agree with an assessment President Donald Trump's summit in Helsinki, Finland, could be described as "treasonous," a new poll showed.

The Daily Beast/Ipsos survey released Thursday, 49 percent agreed with ex-CIA chief John Brennan's description of Trump's statements at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin — and that number included 21 percent of Republican respondents.

Twenty-seven percent disagreed with the assessment.

In other findings, the poll found:

  • 49 percent agreed with the statement Trump is "too deferential" toward Putin, including 69 percent of Democrats and one third of Republicans.
  • 5 percent of Americans think the United States benefited from the summit more than Russia, 34 percent said the summit was more beneficial to Russia, and 16 percent think the summit did not benefit either country.
  • 51 percent believe Russia will interfere in the U.S. midterm elections, with 70 percent of Democrats convinced of a repeat attack and 37 percent of Republicans agreeing. Twenty-five percent believe the administration is able to prevent it.
  • 30 percent of Republicans say they had a favorable view of Putin, while among Democrats, Putin's favorability rating is 10 percent.

The poll was conducted July 18-19 and included a sample of 1,005 adults ages 18 and older, The Daily Beast reported.

Published at Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:06:32 +0000