A lot has been said a few weeks ago about some Republicans’ support for Vladimir Putin, just as we didn’t fail to note that Madison Cawthorne, a newbie in the room representing North Carolina, called the Ukrainian president “brute awake.”
In light of a recent Pew Research Center poll, we better understand why Cawthorne’s comments, as well as those of Donald Trump, elicited strong disapproval in the Republican camp.
Young, dynamic and always presenting himself in clothes that give the impression that he does not hesitate to join the armed forces in the field, Volodymyr Zelensky is fluent in communications and does not hesitate to confront elected officials from multiple countries during his virtual tour.
Despite the brutal context and images of his compatriots executed by Russian forces, he appears resilient and resolute. If Americans really have a penchant for the underdog, it’s hard not to find inspiration in this resilient rule.
According to Pew’s findings, 72% of Americans trust the Ukrainian president, far ahead of all other proposed names. Emmanuel Maron comes in a good second, while Joe Biden comes in fourth with a low of 48%.
You probably wouldn’t be surprised in the current context in which Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have put forward the ass. The Russian president had the confidence, and still very weak, of only 4 to 6% of American citizens questioned.
Putin the outcast
During the Trump years, the popularity of the Russian leader improved, and the American president himself often presented her as strong and intelligent. Without eliciting overwhelming support, Republicans have been more inclined to view Putin in a positive light.
This is no longer the case. Now, Ukraine’s occupier is enraging both Democrats and Republicans, which may explain the change in tone of many Republican-elected members of the Republican Party and Donald Trump’s disavowal of recent assertions.
If voters of the two major political parties unite in their rejection of the Russian president, divisions will remain noticeable when they are asked to express their degree of confidence in leaders other than Vladimir Putin.
For example, leaders such as Olaf Scholz and Emmanuel Macron are supported by two-thirds of Democratic voters, but receive just over 40% support among Republicans.
Despite the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, it is very likely that the conflict will continue for some time. On the Russian side, we are now looking forward to a victory in May.
If you stress the prolongation of conflict, it is because it is an important fact during an election year in the United States. One might think that Democrats and Joe Biden hope that the Ukrainian resistance will positively highlight the role of the current administration, but we see Republicans walking away from Vladimir Putin’s decisions and statements.
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