Majority of Americans Consider Russia a ‘Critical Threat’

A new Gallup poll found that Russia is now deemed the chief U.S. enemy globally and that Russia’s military power is viewed as a “critical threat” to vital U.S. interests.

Russia has displaced North Korea as the foreign power viewed to be the greatest enemy of the U.S. Whereas a year ago 51% of Americans surveyed viewed North Korea as the prime threat vs. 19% saying the same of Russia, the pendulum has now swung to a point where 32% view Russia as the chief enemy vs. 14% North Korea.

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