President Barack Obama went to Russia earlier this week and stated that the US wanted a "strong Russia." I'm assuming he meant economically because historically the US has never wanted a "strong" Russian anything, except for maybe for them all to take a strong drink of vodka and politely fall into dissarray. Let's face it ... most America's are still wary of the Russians due to the Cold War and most were happy that we came out on top of that deal. A lot of Americans like us as the sole remaining superpower and get antsy at any kind of "strong Russia" talk.
In a statement, Gallup said a review of its 2009 data shows that 53 per cent of Americans have an unfavorable view of Russia. At the same time 34 per cent of Russians negatively assess the performance of the leadership of the United States, it said.