Support? No. Had a somewhat (13%) (or very, 3%) favorable opinion, according to that poll. The most detailed article about the poll I found is in French (big surprise), in l'Express.
The poll was indeed ordered by Rossia Segodnia (a Russian news agency). But it was conducted by ICM Research in France, Germany, and in the UK. Journalists from l'Express contacted ICM research to inquire about methodology. It was seemingly a representative sample of ~1,000 people in each country, interviewed by phone.
Les sondés ont été interrogés du 11 au 21 juillet 2014, par téléphone. 3007 personnes ont été contactée: 1006 en France, 1001 en Allemagne et 1000 au Royaume-Uni.
Comme la notice du sondage laisse plusieurs zones d'ombres, L'Express a contacté ICM Research qui nous indique que l'échantillon de sondés a bien été élaboré selon la méthode des quotas, en fonction de l'âge, du genre et des régions françaises.
[an update says:] les catégories socioprofessionnelles et les emplois des personnes interrogées, qui n'étaient pas mentionnées mardi, ont été ajoutées. L'institut s'est excusé sur Twitter d'avoir publié une notice incomplète dans un premier temps
The actual results:
- Français: 3% très favorables, 13% assez favorables, 31% assez défavorables, 31% très opposés, 23% ne connaissent pas le groupe
- Britanniques: 2%, 5%, 20%, 44% (29% ne connaissent pas)
- Allemands: 0%, 2%, 28%, 54% (16% ne connaissent pas)
A fairly high number of respondents didn't even hear/know of the group. Far more than those who expressed any kind of sympathy. This suggest that the poll came at a time when the group was not very prominent. Some commentary later that year in HuffPo confirms that:
The timing of the surveys may go some way to explaining the gulf in support. The ICM survey took place this summer, and was conducted prior to some of the group's most high-profile atrocities like the beheading of Western journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning.
And since that July 2014, another one in August, conducted only in the UK (and by a different company) found:
15-17 August 2014
A ComRes poll of 2,042 adults for ITV News asked how the British government should respond to IS, taking into account the level of military action necessary to achieve a particular outcome. In reply, 20% suggested that we should attempt to defeat IS in its entirety, 29% that we should seek to prevent IS making further gains, and 30% that Britain should not get involved and leave the situation to run its course (the remaining 21% were undecided). Just over one-third believed the British government should arm Kurdish forces who were fighting IS.
So the strong opinions one would get today about ISIS weren't so strong at the time. Incidentally, the 49% of British who did support military action against IS in the latter poll come reasonably close to the 44% who had a strong negative opinion of the group a month before.
There's some more commentary in Washington Post about the ICM poll:
ICM Research hasn't provided a lot of detail about the methodology in their press release, but they were able to offer some more to The Post. Our resident pollster, Scott Clement, says that while the methodology isn't perfect (the survey was largely conducted with calls over land lines, meaning that cellphone-reliant adults could be undersampled), it wasn't terrible either. Clement suggests that respondents could be misinterpreting the question or simply ignorant of what the Islamic State is: Hearing "The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" and thinking it is just talking about the country of Iraq. Given the continues naming issues that Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL has had, such confusion is understandable to a degree.
I'm not sure how valid it is... since the confusion would have to have been mainly in the minds of the French (why weren't Germans affected, for instance?). The French sources I found don't discuss this issue, but then the French translation/version of the survey isn't available either.
There's a news story from September 2014 on the naming issue:
The French government has decided to refer to the brutal militant Islamic caliphate Isis as 'Daesh' saying that the other acronyms used for the terror group 'blur the lines between Islam, Muslims and Islamists'.
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius asked journalists and media organisations to follow their decision, saying to France 24 yesterday: “This is a terrorist group and not a state.
“I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims and Islamists. The Arabs call it ‘Daesh’ and I will be calling them the ‘Daesh cutthroats’.”
But it's unclear to me if this naming issue was widespread enough in July to confuse the French in that poll.