Poll: 80% say NATO membership is good for U.S., 50% of Republicans see Russia as ally or friendly

Overall, Republicans and Republican-leaners are split on whether they think Russia is friendly or an ally (50 percent), while 49 percent think Russia is unfriendly or an enemy of the United States. Democrats and Democratic-leaners think the opposite — 75 percent consider Russia to be unfriendly or an enemy.

Taking a closer look at Republicans on this issue, there are divisions by age.

While 73 percent of Republicans under 30 have a positive view of Russia’s relationship with the United States, just 31 percent of Republicans 65 and older say Russia is friendly or an ally. Of course, the age divide could be due in part to older Americans’ experience with the Cold War.