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Majority of US citizens disapprove of Trump’s policy regarding Russia

March 09, 7:43 UTC+3 NEW YORK

The poll revealed that 54% of voters disapprove of President Donald Trump's handling of US policy towards Russian Federation

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NEW YORK, March 9. /TASS/. More than half of US voters disapprove of the policy the US President Donald Trump administration is conducting towards Russia, according to the poll conducted by the Quinnipiac University.

The poll reveals that 54% of voters disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. policy towards Russia, 32% of voters (mainly Republicans) approve the policy. The rest either refused or found it difficult to respond. The survey does not specify what exactly the voters don’t like about Trump’s policy towards Russia.

Opinion about US Attorney General

According to the poll, 52% of US voters believe that US Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearings, while 40% think that he simply did not make it clear, while 8% failed to give a definite answer. Also 51% of voters spoke for Session’s resignation and 42% said that the US Attorney General should continue to carry out his duty.

The telephone polling was conducted from March 2 to 6. During the survey 1,323 US citizens eligible to vote were interviewed.

In late January, during his confirmation hearing US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he had not had any contacts with Russians during last year’s election campaign.

However, earlier this month, Washington Post reported that in July and September Sessions had meeting with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.

Sessions said that those meetings did not concern the elections in the US. When the meetings with Kislyak took place Sessions was Alabama senator. He said that those working meetings concerned armed forces and were held together with meetings with other ambassadors accredited in Washington.

In his turn, US President Donald Trump called the attacks of the US Democratic Party against Attorney General Jeff Sessions "a witch-hunt".

"Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional," Trump wrote in his facebook statement.

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