By a 36-point margin, American voters consider Russia an enemy of the U.S. rather than an ally, according to a poll by Fox News.
In contrast, by a 53-point spread, most think President Trump sees it the other way around, Fox News reports.
The latest Fox News national poll asks voters to label a list of countries as either an ally or an enemy.
North Korea (93%), Iran (80%) and Syria (76%) are viewed as America`s top three enemies.
However, it`s fourth place Russia (64% an enemy) that has fallen the most out of favor with voters since 2013, the last time the question was asked on a Fox News Poll. Its enemy status is up 24 points from four years ago, when 47% considered Russia a friend and 40% a foe (March 2013).
The poll also asked voters how they thought ”President Trump views the U.S. relationship with Russia.” Nearly three-quarters (73%) believe the president sees it as an ally. Only 20% think Trump considers Russia an adversary.
Among Trump voters, 39% say Russia is a friend, yet 59% think Trump sees it as one. Compare that to those voters who backed Hillary Clinton in the election: just 17% see Russia as an ally and 84% think Trump does.
These findings come on the heels of the Justice Department appointing a special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the Trump campaign.
A 68% majority approves of that move, while 29% disapprove.