Democrats, GOP Move In Opposite Directions On Russia Views | Meet The Press | NBC News

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Published: 12/08/2019 07:04 PM

Ahead of 2020, polls show Democrats and Republicans disagree on viewing Russia as a "critical threat."» Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver ...

[ music ] welcome back data download time as democrats and republicans argue about whether or not impeachment has anything or everything to do with russia. The views each party has of the longtime adversary have moved in different directions. Back in february of 2015 gallops data showed more democrats had a favorable view of russia, 26 %, then republicans did just 19 % by february of 2019. Those n ...
mbers had reversed, with only 17 % of democrats holding a favorable view of russia compared with 30 % of republicans also back in 2015. There wasn't a lot of difference between democrats and republicans when it came to the issue of viewing russia as a quote: critical threat, 45 % of democrats said so 52 % of republicansnot much difference, but now a full 64 percent of democrats call russia a critical threat. More than 20 points higher than the republican number so what's happening here, democrats see that a president they loathe has found an ally in russia. Republicans meanwhile dismissed that notion until gallup they're less concerned with russia than they are with china. That said, it's not too surprising that the pew research center found only 15 percent of democrats are confident. The trump administration is making serious efforts to prevent russia from influencing the 2020 election, while 81 percent of republicans say the administration is doing enough. That'S a 66 point gap. There'S no reason those numbers will get any less partisan inan election year, especially with the senate poised to take up ukraine, russia and election interference during a possible impeachment hearing. In the new year, hello from washington, i'm chuck todd and thanks for checking out the meet the press channel on youtube click on the button down here to subscribe and click over here to watch.

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