At some point in the long, slow march that is this presidential election, Donald Trump said he would like to get together with Russian President Vladimir Putin to “knock the hell out of ISIS.”
A new poll shows that most Americans agree.
At Tuesday’s launch of the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll, researchers explored Americans’ views on ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and Syria. Some 60 percent — 67 percent of Republicans, 53 percent of Democrats, and 67 percent of independents — would like to see the United States work alongside Russia in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria.
This is not to say that all Americans are as fond of Putin as Trump seems to be.
More likely, it’s a question of priorities.