This view is shared across all demographic and partisan lines. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Last week, by a 71-26 vote, the Senate ratified a nuclear arms agreement known as the START treaty. Half (49%) of the nation’s voters wanted the Senate to confirm the START agreement even though just 27% believe Russia will honor its terms.However, just 30% were following news on the topic Very Closely.
Last week: Apparently I'm not the only one who questions this lame duck "success". A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that only 27% of Likely U.S. Voters trust Russia to honor the nuclear weapons agreement. Half (49%) do not trust the Russians, and another 25% are not sure. That level of trust is consistent with results found in July and March. (To see survey questions wording, click here.)
Still, 49% of voters wanted the Senate to confirm the nuclear weapons treaty. Thirty-seven percent (37%) think the treaty should have been rejected, while 15% are undecided. The Senate signed off on the treaty by a 71-26 vote.