A new Quinnipiac poll released on Monday found that if America was invaded, Republicans and independents would stay and fight — but the majority of Democrats would flee.
Quinnipiac reports, “As the world witnesses what is happening to Ukraine, Americans were asked what they would do if they were in the same position as Ukrainians are now: stay and fight or leave the country?”
Overall, a 55 percent majority said they would defend the nation, but there was a sharp partisan divide when you look at the responses by party affiliation.
“A majority (55 percent) say they would stay and fight, while 38 percent say they would leave the country. Republicans say 68 – 25 percent and independents say 57 – 36 percent they would stay and fight, while Democrats say 52 – 40 percent they would leave the country,” the report explained.
“A majority (55 percent) say they would stay and fight, while 38 percent say they would leave.. Republicans say 68 – 25 percent and independents say 57 – 36 percent they would stay and fight, while Democrats say 52 – 40 percent they would leave the country https://t.co/kfAIEhkDWL
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) March 7, 2022
“When confronted with a terrible hypothetical that would put them in the shoes of the Ukrainians, Americans say they would stand and fight rather than seek safety in another country,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.
Another recent poll from Rasmussen found that nearly 70 percent of self-described “liberals” say that it is more important to “America’s national interest” to defend the Ukrainian border than our own.
Incredible poll coming up from @Rasmussen_Poll: Democrats care more about defending Ukraine’s border against Russia than America’s border against illegal migration – by a massive margin.The opposite for Republicans. Also only 31% of all voters think Biden is handling Ukraine well
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) February 25, 2022
“Rasmussen found a huge divide between Democrats and Republicans. While 74% of Republicans and 54% of independents said protecting the U.S. border was more important, 57% of Democrats chose Ukraine’s border over the U.S. border,” the Washington Examiner reports. “What’s more, 67% of self-described ‘liberals’ chose Ukraine.”