Poll: Most Russians dislike Trump

Poll: Most Russians dislike Trump

A majority of Russians say they have a negative view of President TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report 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) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump 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.