Only one-third of Americans support Biden’s approach to Russia-Ukraine situation: Poll
The percentage of Americans who agree with Biden’s way of handling Russia-Ukraine situations is 33% only.
A new Washington Post/ABC News Poll revealed on Tuesday that only one-third of Americans approve of US President Joe Biden’s approach to the situation between Russia and Ukraine.
33% of people said they approve of the way Biden is handling the situation between Russia and Ukraine, 47% said they disapprove, and every fifth of the respondents said they have no opinion, the poll results showed.
Attitude toward Russia
Asked about their attitude toward Russia, only 1% of respondents said that they consider it a US ally and 12% called Russia a friend. At the same time, 39% said they think Russia is an unfriendly country, and 41% say Russia is an enemy, the poll results showed.
About three-thirds of respondents supported the idea of economic sanctions imposed on Russia, while only 18% opposed sanctions, according to the poll results.
The poll was conducted by telephone February 20-24 among 1,011 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points for the overall results and larger among subgroups.
Most Americans don't want US troops to engage in direct battle with Russians
Earlier, a poll by Economist/YouGov of 1,500 US adults conducted between February 5-8 revealed that the majority of Americans do not want American troops to engage in direct battle with Russians.
The survey question was, “Do you think each of the following courses of action would be a good idea or a bad idea?”
"Sending soldiers to Ukraine to fight Russian soldiers" was the final course of action. This was met with a strong negative response, with 55% thinking it was a bad idea and only 13% saying it was a good idea. 33% were unsure.
Despite the fact that some Americans are unfamiliar with Ukraine, according to Economist/YouGov, they regard Russia as a threat to the US: "Americans don’t just see Russia as a threat to Ukraine. They also view it as a threat to the U.S. More than two-thirds call it a threat, and one-third say Russia is a direct and immediate threat."