New Gallup polling shows that Americans are less enamored of Vladmir Putin than ever before.
To read the polling firm’s analysis, it seems that sentiment toward the Russian president is souring faster than a week-old stroganoff — it’s the first time that a majority of Americans, for the first time, view him unfavorably.
But for all Putin’s unappealing slouching (oh, and that business about taking issue with America’s exceptionalism), a full 19 percent of Americans still hold a “favorable” view of the former KGB-er. That’s nearly a fifth! Which is really not too shabby, all things considered.
In fact, it’s exactly the same percentage as Congress got the last time Gallup checked, which was only a few weeks ago.
And so even though Congress and Putin aren’t exactly seeing eye-to-eye these days, they’ve at least got something in common.