CNN Poll: 69% of Americans see Russia as a threat to the US.

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#1 Posted by Master_Live (14245 posts) -

Poll: 69 percent see Russia as threat to US

From the article:

Sixty-nine percent of people see Russia as a threat to the United States — the highest level recorded since the breakup of the Soviet Union, according to a new poll.

A CNN-ORC poll released Friday found another 31 percent say they do not see Russia as a threat. That number stood at 53 percent two years ago.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is also seen in a negative light by 68 percent of people. Only 11 percent said they have a positive view of him.

Recent polling has shown the United States’s view of Russia has been at all-time lows. Those numbers have only declined after Russian forces invaded Crimea, a southern peninsula in Ukraine.

Seven in 10 said there is no justification for Russia’s action in Ukraine. Eight in 10 say the move has violated international law.

The CNN poll also shows that nearly 50 percent of respondents believe a new cold war with Russia is likely in the next few years. Another 40 percent said they are worried about nuclear war with the country.

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Stop it people, we are on a reset with Russia.

#2 Posted by deeliman (2403 posts) -

Do you see Russia as a threath?

#3 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150475 posts) -

What do they mean by "threat" first before we discuss the why some might feel that way.....honestly I never hear any discussion about Russia so I can't say what they mean.

#5 Edited by Master_Live (14245 posts) -

@deeliman said:

Do you see Russia as a threath?

As a threat to world stability currently? Yes.

#6 Posted by elkoldo (1012 posts) -

Heh Heh,cold war's on its way back.

Oh ,and ;


Russian President Vladimir Putin is also seen in a negative light by 68 percent of people. Only 11 percent said they have a positive view of him.

I strongly believe I've met many of that 11 percent in Gamespot forums LOL

#7 Posted by Master_Live (14245 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

Heh Heh,cold war's on its way back.

Oh ,and ;

@Master_Live said:

Russian President Vladimir Putin is also seen in a negative light by 68 percent of people. Only 11 percent said they have a positive view of him.

I strongly believe I've met many of that 11 percent in Gamespot forums LOL

lol

#8 Posted by dave123321 (33829 posts) -

But do we trust americans to be knowing

#9 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150475 posts) -

But do we trust americans to be knowing

I know....do you dave?

#10 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

Can 69% of Americans even place Russia on a map?

#11 Posted by dave123321 (33829 posts) -
#12 Posted by Aljosa23 (24782 posts) -

Someone should photoshop Mitt Romney with Ron Paul's "It's Happening!" meme.

#13 Posted by ferrari2001 (16833 posts) -

69% huh.

#14 Posted by deeliman (2403 posts) -
#15 Posted by ferrari2001 (16833 posts) -
#16 Posted by thebest31406 (3347 posts) -

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

#17 Posted by deeliman (2403 posts) -

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

#18 Posted by Master_Live (14245 posts) -

@deeliman said:

Do you see Russia as a threath?

How about you?

#19 Edited by deeliman (2403 posts) -

@deeliman said:

Do you see Russia as a threath?

How about you?

After the recent events in Crimea, yes I do. They obviously couldn't care less about international rules, and that can be very dangerous.

#20 Posted by thebest31406 (3347 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

#21 Posted by deeliman (2403 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

#22 Posted by GazaAli (22550 posts) -

Yea the world hasn't changed much after all so hopefully we'll be hearing less about modernity and progressiveness in general.

On another note:

Seven in 10 said there is no justification for Russia’s action in Ukraine. Eight in 10 say the move has violated international law.

Oh you

#23 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

I wander how many countries see the USA as a threat

#24 Posted by thebest31406 (3347 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

So when they say that Russia is a threat, they mean that Russia is a threat to the Ukraine. Well, that's probably true. I assumed they saw Russia as a much greater threat...a global threat, even.

#25 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

So when they say that Russia is a threat, they mean that Russia is a threat to the Ukraine. Well, that's probably true. I assumed they saw Russia as a much greater threat...a global threat, even.

Of course Russia is a global threat. What else can be classified as a global threat if not Russia?

#26 Posted by SNIPER4321 (10143 posts) -

I wander how many countries see the USA as a threat

Lot of

Iraq, Palestine, korea, yemen, Venzuela, Afghanistan. or any country US bombed

#27 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

@-Renegade said:

I wander how many countries see the USA as a threat

Lot of

Iraq, Palestine, korea, yemen, Venzuela, Afghanistan. or any country US bombed

So bad criminal countries basically.

#28 Posted by sonicare (53451 posts) -

I'm sure Russians probably feel the same way.

#29 Posted by playmynutz (5982 posts) -

69% are too busy getting it on

#30 Posted by s_h_a_d_o (1291 posts) -
#31 Posted by thebest31406 (3347 posts) -

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

So when they say that Russia is a threat, they mean that Russia is a threat to the Ukraine. Well, that's probably true. I assumed they saw Russia as a much greater threat...a global threat, even.

Of course Russia is a global threat. What else can be classified as a global threat if not Russia?

Is that sarcasm or drone.talk?

#32 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

So when they say that Russia is a threat, they mean that Russia is a threat to the Ukraine. Well, that's probably true. I assumed they saw Russia as a much greater threat...a global threat, even.

Of course Russia is a global threat. What else can be classified as a global threat if not Russia?

Is that sarcasm or drone.talk?

How can one of the world's top super powers, pretty much a dictatorship, with expansionist tendencies not be a threat?

#33 Posted by JDWolfie (1860 posts) -

Considering Russia has enough nukes to blow up the world several times over, uh yeah.

#34 Edited by Reaper4278 (337 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

@deeliman said:

Do you see Russia as a threath?

As a threat to world stability currently? Yes.

Certainly they are that, but a threat to the U.S.? I don't think so. We could sit back and let them take Europe and they wouldn't give a crap about us.

#35 Posted by Reaper4278 (337 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Oh I don't know, ask Ukrainians if they feel they are a threat.

#36 Posted by thebest31406 (3347 posts) -

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Oh I don't know, ask Ukrainians if they feel they are a threat.

See post #24.

#37 Posted by Iszdope (9755 posts) -

69 dude!

#38 Posted by thebest31406 (3347 posts) -

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

So when they say that Russia is a threat, they mean that Russia is a threat to the Ukraine. Well, that's probably true. I assumed they saw Russia as a much greater threat...a global threat, even.

Of course Russia is a global threat. What else can be classified as a global threat if not Russia?

Is that sarcasm or drone.talk?

How can one of the world's top super powers, pretty much a dictatorship, with expansionist tendencies not be a threat?

Just so we're clear, you believe that powerful countries with expansionist tendencies are threat to the world. Noted. I'll be saving this for our next debate.

#39 Edited by Reaper4278 (337 posts) -

@reaper4278 said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Oh I don't know, ask Ukrainians if they feel they are a threat.

See post #24.

Ask Georgians as well. And after they have taken territory in Georgia and Ukraine ask every other neighbor is Russia is a threat. Then ask the countries next to those countries, so on and so forth.

But okay, if you want to agree on regional threat we can do that as well. But I doubt you would.

#40 Edited by Reaper4278 (337 posts) -

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

So when they say that Russia is a threat, they mean that Russia is a threat to the Ukraine. Well, that's probably true. I assumed they saw Russia as a much greater threat...a global threat, even.

Of course Russia is a global threat. What else can be classified as a global threat if not Russia?

Is that sarcasm or drone.talk?

How can one of the world's top super powers, pretty much a dictatorship, with expansionist tendencies not be a threat?

Just so we're clear, you believe that powerful countries with expansionist tendencies are threat to the world. Noted. I'll be saving this for our next debate.

I am sorry, I did not realize the United States annexed parts of Iraq and Afghanistan. Did I miss something?

When we start taking land in Mexico and Canada you can compare the two, right now this is apples and oranges. We do not land grab, unless you want to crack open history books. In that case we are no different than any other country on Earth.

#41 Posted by mjorh (708 posts) -

69% of Americans are gamers , literally ! and they do love FPS genre!

#42 Edited by thebest31406 (3347 posts) -

@reaper4278 said:

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

So when they say that Russia is a threat, they mean that Russia is a threat to the Ukraine. Well, that's probably true. I assumed they saw Russia as a much greater threat...a global threat, even.

Of course Russia is a global threat. What else can be classified as a global threat if not Russia?

Is that sarcasm or drone.talk?

How can one of the world's top super powers, pretty much a dictatorship, with expansionist tendencies not be a threat?

Just so we're clear, you believe that powerful countries with expansionist tendencies are threat to the world. Noted. I'll be saving this for our next debate.

I am sorry, I did not realize the United States annexed parts of Iraq and Afghanistan. Did I miss something?

When we start taking land in Mexico and Canada you can compare the two, right now this is apples and oranges. We do not land grab, unless you want to crack open history books. In that case we are no different than any other country on Earth.

He's know what I'm taking about and no, it has nothing to do with the drivel you've just posted. That's okay though; you've only been here for a few days. Just sit and learn. Don't react so frequently.

#43 Posted by alim298 (1265 posts) -

69% of American criminally underestimate their military power.

#44 Posted by Reaper4278 (337 posts) -

@reaper4278 said:

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

So when they say that Russia is a threat, they mean that Russia is a threat to the Ukraine. Well, that's probably true. I assumed they saw Russia as a much greater threat...a global threat, even.

Of course Russia is a global threat. What else can be classified as a global threat if not Russia?

Is that sarcasm or drone.talk?

How can one of the world's top super powers, pretty much a dictatorship, with expansionist tendencies not be a threat?

Just so we're clear, you believe that powerful countries with expansionist tendencies are threat to the world. Noted. I'll be saving this for our next debate.

I am sorry, I did not realize the United States annexed parts of Iraq and Afghanistan. Did I miss something?

When we start taking land in Mexico and Canada you can compare the two, right now this is apples and oranges. We do not land grab, unless you want to crack open history books. In that case we are no different than any other country on Earth.

He's know what I'm taking about and no, it has nothing to do with the drivel you've just posted. That's okay though; you've only been here for a few days. Just sit and learn. Don't react so frequently.

This is the 2nd time you have discounted what I said based on my post count lol. So tell me, did life for you begin here on Gamespot?

So then you are saying you were not talking about the United States?

#45 Posted by thebest31406 (3347 posts) -

@reaper4278:

So then you are saying you were not talking about the United States?

LMAO! There's that self-appointed inquisitor back in action. No sir; for the record, I wasn't talking about the United States.

#46 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

So when they say that Russia is a threat, they mean that Russia is a threat to the Ukraine. Well, that's probably true. I assumed they saw Russia as a much greater threat...a global threat, even.

Of course Russia is a global threat. What else can be classified as a global threat if not Russia?

Is that sarcasm or drone.talk?

How can one of the world's top super powers, pretty much a dictatorship, with expansionist tendencies not be a threat?

Just so we're clear, you believe that powerful countries with expansionist tendencies are threat to the world. Noted. I'll be saving this for our next debate.

I noticed how you left out a few very important words. So no. That's not how I think. Also, why the change of subject?

#47 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

So when they say that Russia is a threat, they mean that Russia is a threat to the Ukraine. Well, that's probably true. I assumed they saw Russia as a much greater threat...a global threat, even.

Of course Russia is a global threat. What else can be classified as a global threat if not Russia?

Is that sarcasm or drone.talk?

How can one of the world's top super powers, pretty much a dictatorship, with expansionist tendencies not be a threat?

Just so we're clear, you believe that powerful countries with expansionist tendencies are threat to the world. Noted. I'll be saving this for our next debate.

I am sorry, I did not realize the United States annexed parts of Iraq and Afghanistan. Did I miss something?

When we start taking land in Mexico and Canada you can compare the two, right now this is apples and oranges. We do not land grab, unless you want to crack open history books. In that case we are no different than any other country on Earth.

He's not talking about the United States. Although it would make more sense if he did since they can actually be seen as a global threat.

#48 Posted by thebest31406 (3347 posts) -

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

So when they say that Russia is a threat, they mean that Russia is a threat to the Ukraine. Well, that's probably true. I assumed they saw Russia as a much greater threat...a global threat, even.

Of course Russia is a global threat. What else can be classified as a global threat if not Russia?

Is that sarcasm or drone.talk?

How can one of the world's top super powers, pretty much a dictatorship, with expansionist tendencies not be a threat?

Just so we're clear, you believe that powerful countries with expansionist tendencies are threat to the world. Noted. I'll be saving this for our next debate.

I noticed how you left out a few very important words. So no. That's not how I think. Also, why the change of subject?

I don't wanna change the subject. As far as dictatorships; they're usually a threat to their own population. They're not a threat to the world at large

#49 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@themajormayor said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

@deeliman said:

@thebest31406 said:

The greatest propaganda machine on earth.

How do you know this is propaganda?

Why else would they believe that Russia's is this overwhelming threat? Where is this believe coming from? A threat to what exactly? What kind of threat?

Because Russia invaded Crimea?

So when they say that Russia is a threat, they mean that Russia is a threat to the Ukraine. Well, that's probably true. I assumed they saw Russia as a much greater threat...a global threat, even.

Of course Russia is a global threat. What else can be classified as a global threat if not Russia?

Is that sarcasm or drone.talk?

How can one of the world's top super powers, pretty much a dictatorship, with expansionist tendencies not be a threat?

Just so we're clear, you believe that powerful countries with expansionist tendencies are threat to the world. Noted. I'll be saving this for our next debate.

I noticed how you left out a few very important words. So no. That's not how I think. Also, why the change of subject?

I don't wanna change the subject. As far as dictatorships; they're usually a threat to their own population. They're not a threat to the world at large

It seems like it. You started talking about another country instead of addressing the question.

I'm not saying dictatorships automatically are a threat to the world. But generally dictatorships are more likely to be a threat. Doesn't that make sense? They're more volatile and unreliable with power centred around one man. Look at Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein. Which democracy has even been close to the threat of them? And the classic, no democracies has ever been in war with each other. That's what they say and I can't think of an example proving it wrong.

#50 Posted by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

So the American propaganda has worked thus far.

I find this interesting though. America loves to go "invade" countries, telling the American people it's to save lives, or create stability. While other countries look on, shocked, taking note of the war-crimes the USA commits.
Yet when another major country decides to help a country, protecting it from the instability at it's borders, America's media spins it so hard in the opposite direction.

In a sense, this gives Americans a chance to look in the mirror.