Poll: Most Russians dislike Trump

Poll: Most Russians dislike Trump

A majority of Russians say they have a negative view of President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video Tennessee court rules all registered voters can obtain mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 MORE, according to a new poll from state pollster Russian Public Opinion Research Center.

The poll, conducted earlier this week, found that 71 percent of respondents had an unfavorable view of Trump, compared to 10 percent who had a favorable view. Nearly 20 percent of respondents said they had no opinion.

A large majority of respondents, 77 percent, said specifically that they view Trump as “self-centered,” and just 16 percent said they think the U.S. president is “trustworthy.”

A majority also described Trump as “dangerous.”


The results of the poll come just days before Trump is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki for a bilateral summit.

The poll was also conducted days before special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE announced an indictment charging 12 Russian intelligence officers with interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.

Trump has said that he will raise the issue of election meddling when he meets with Putin.

Most poll respondents said that they think the summit will not fundamentally change anything between the U.S. and Russia, though a slim margin say that they want cultural, security and political ties between the U.S. and Russia to strengthen.

The poll was conducted on July 10 among 1,600 Russian adults, and has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.

Two Ohio State professors who work with the polling company translated the results of the poll for The Conversation.