Republican Voters Surprisingly United in Call for Forceful Response to Putin War

An overwhelming majority of Republicans believe the United States should take an active role in stopping Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a Washington Free Beacon survey of likely Pennsylvania voters found.

Just 14 percent of Republican voters surveyed said Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was “not our problem,” and that the United States should “do nothing” in response, according to the poll, conducted by TargetPoint Consulting. The dominant view among respondents is that President Joe Biden is not doing enough to counter Russia’s military campaign.

Forty-five percent of voters said the United States should “impose the strongest possible sanctions on Russia and seek a diplomatic resolution.” Another 23 percent said the United States should “arm and support the Ukrainian resistance so they can kill as many Russians as possible.” Another 17 percent said they support deploying “U.S. troops to support the Ukrainian resistance fighting the Russians.”

The poll’s findings contradict many commentators and journalists’ assertions that Republican voters, and particularly supporters of former president Donald Trump, have grown more receptive to an isolationist foreign policy in recent years. The isolationist view adopted by Republican figures such as Ohio’s J.D. Vance, who said in the days prior to Russia’s invasion that he didn’t “care what happens to Ukraine one way or another,” was found to be the least popular response to the growing crisis.

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1 year ago

This article is very misleading and could be very dangerous.