Why is Putin so Popular in the U.S.?
A 2014 Gallup poll showed that only 19% of Americans had a favorable opinion of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
At the same time, in MSM articles on Putin one will usually find a fair share of his defenders in the comments section. We noticed the same phenomenon among members of our Intellectual Takeout audience in a recent post on Putin.
Maybe it’s Leadership?
So, why do some Americans admire Putin? Two reasons come immediately to mind.