According to recent polling, Vladimir Putin is more popular among Americans now than he was in 2020, long before Russia invaded Ukraine.
According to YouGov polling, in the first quarter of 2023, Putin’s popularity among Americans is at 21%. Putin’s approval rating was 15% in 2021 in the same quarter. It rose to 17% soon after Russia invaded Ukraine.
Western nations, especially the United States, voiced their disapproval of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
On the other hand, on March 13, 2023, a Gallup survey found that negative attitudes about Russia had deteriorated further in the previous year, with just 9% of Americans having a positive view of Russia, down from 15% the year before.
In a recent Gallup Global Affairs survey, almost three out of five individuals have a highly negative opinion of Russia. In the 2022 survey, 42% of respondents agreed, up from 36% in the 2021 survey. Yet, 68% of those interviewed in 2023 had a positive impression of Ukraine.
According to the survey, 51% of Americans see the military might of Russia as a serious danger.
Between December 2022, and January 2023, YouGov surveyed 1,000 Americans and found that 55% of respondents had a highly negative view of Vladimir Putin, while just 6% had a very positive view of said Russian president. According to the results, most respondents would describe Putin as either strong or extremely strong in the role of leader.
A key adviser to Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy stated in an interview that Kyiv had shown a rare readiness to engage with Moscow, depending on the result of its spring assault.
The source said that if Ukrainian troops reached Crimea’s administrative border, talks would center on the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia unlawfully seized in 2014.
According to a joint estimate by the United Nations and the World Bank, the cost of repairing the damage to Ukraine’s energy infrastructure due to Russia’s invasion is more than $10 billion. Almost 12 million people in Ukraine are without or have restricted access to energy.