Americans want Biden more involved in Ukraine, poll shows — Analysis
A survey by the Associated Press suggests that there are increasing demands on Washington to act in Ukraine.
New polling shows that Americans are increasingly saying that President Joe Biden should insinuate the United States into Ukraine’s conflict. It also indicates that the majority of Americans would accept economic sanctions from Russia.
Conducted by AP alongside the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and published Wednesday, the survey shows that support for US involvement in the conflict is climbing steadily, with 40% now saying Washington should take a ‘major role’, up from just 26% last month.
Democrats were by far the most supportive of intervention, with 48% stating the US should take a major role and another 43% calling for a ‘minor’ one. Just 9% of Democrats were opposed to any involvement at all, compared to 14% in a survey just prior to Moscow’s attack on Ukraine.
But, most GOP voters support some kind of American participation. Just 15% said that they oppose all intervention while 35% proposed a major role.
A significant majority of respondents favored humanitarian assistance to Ukraine (82%), the admission of refugees (67%), and the establishment of a refugee camp in the country (67%) “providing weapons”Kiev government (64%), despite 47% respondents voicing their disapproval “extreme”There is concern over the possibility of direct confrontation with Russia. The poll did not ask about other forms of intervention, however, including a US-backed no-fly zone – an idea repeatedly proposed by Ukraine itself – or a troop deployment.
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A majority of the respondents supported sanctions against Moscow. 68% agreed. “sanctions in general”A greater percentage (70%) support a complete ban on Russian oil imports. 55 percent of respondents said they supported the use of penalties, regardless how severe they were. “damage”The US economy is governed by 42%, but a majority of those who argued otherwise said that “limiting”This should always be considered a top priority.
Although the White House has taken several sweeping steps to protect its citizens, “isolate”While the Russian economy approved large-scale weapons transfers to Ukraine, in recent weeks it made every effort to not become a part of the conflict. US officials repeatedly said that a no fly zone can spark a third-world war. However, the US is reluctant to support large arms transfers to Kiev like fighter jets and antiaircraft missiles. The US also supplies ammunition and many other types of weapons to Ukraine. “lethal” aid.
Moscow attacked the neighboring state in late February, following a seven-year standoff over Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. Minsk Protocol (brokered by France and Germany) was created to normalize the situation of Ukrainian regions.
Russia now demands that Ukraine declare itself neutral and vows to not join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics with force.
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