A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of voters do not think the Russians will honor the agreement to cut their nuclear weapons arsenal. Twenty-three percent (23%) are not sure what the Russians will do.
Eighteen percent (18%) of voters believe the United States should stop plans to deploy the anti-missile shield in Europe, but 44% disagree and think those plans should move ahead. However, an unusually high number of voters (38%) are undecided which suggests they don’t know enough about the issue to have an opinion. These numbers are largely unchanged from mid-November when Russia was the first foreign country to raise a challenge to the newly-elected U.S. president.
The majority of Republicans (55%) and a plurality of unaffiliated voters (49%) say the United States should not stop the deployment. Democrats are much more closely divided, although nearly half (45%) are undecided.