Poll: If US was Ukraine, 55% would fight, 38% would flee
A poll reveals a divergence between Democrats and Republicans on how they would stand if the US was in the Ukraine's place; close to 38% overall said they would flee the country.
Almost 38% of Americans said they would flee the country if they were in the same position as Ukrainians, while 55% said they would stay and fight, according to a Quinnipiac University poll published on Monday.
The poll also highlighted differences between Republicans and Democrats, with 68% of Republicans saying they would stay and fight compared to 40% of Democrats, while 52% of Democrats said they would flee the US, compared to 25% of Republicans.
With regards to refugees, Republicans are far less likely to accept Ukrainian refugees than Democrats, with 66% of Republicans saying they would, compared to 91% of Democrats, revealing deep divides in American society on how to handle the repercussions of foreign policy choices.
Perhaps more tellingly, 86% of Americans think that the Russian people don't have a full understanding of what is happening in Ukraine.
"Russians are largely in the dark about and unable to halt the destruction being wrought by Putin, say
Americans who see the Russian leader as mentally unstable. And half of Americans liken Putin to modern history’s darkest villain, Adolf Hitler,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.
Only 34% of Americans were able to locate Ukraine on the map, according to a February poll.
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Americans are still divided over their assessment of US President Joe Biden's handling of the response to Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, with 45% disapproving, and 42% approving.
A January poll by Yahoo News/YouGov found that 62% of Republicans thought Russian President Vladimir Putin to be a stronger leader than Biden.
A poll published Friday by Rasmussen Reports reflected on the fear of US citizens over their economy in light of the Ukraine crisis and the western sanctions imposed on Russia, spearheaded by Washington.
The survey found that 74% of US adults believed that the Ukraine crisis was likely to hurt their country's economy, 40% of which underlined that adverse effects were "very likely" to impact the US economy.