MOSCOW, July 24. /TASS/. More than half of Americans believe that there is a need for a new meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russia’s head of state Vladimir Putin, says a poll conducted by The Hill newspaper and the HarrisX polling company.
As many as 54% of those surveyed said they "back Trump's proposal for a second summit with the Russian leader, this time in Washington, DC." Another 46% of those polled opposed the idea.
Besides, 61% of Americans believe that the United States will benefit from improving relations with Russia.
The poll involving about 1,000 people was conducted on July 21-22.
The first full-fledged talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump took place in Finland’s capital of Helsinki on July 16. The one-on-one meeting between Putin and Trump lasted for more than two hours. Later, both delegation members joined the presidents for a larger working lunch. The expanded session also lasted for roughly two hours, with the talks covering crucial bilateral and global issues. Both presidents said after the summit that a big step forward had been taken.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said later that Trump had instructed National Security Adviser John Bolton to send an invitation to the Russian leader to visit Washington in the fall.