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.
Rasmussen asked 1,000 likely voters, “which do you consider more important to America’s national interest: Defending Ukraine against Russian invasion, or defending the U.S. border against illegal immigration?”
A majority of the respondents, 53%, chose “defending the U.S. border.”
However, when looking at the responses based on political affiliation, the results told a different story.
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.”
The pollsters also found that just 31 percent of likely voters give Biden an “excellent” or “good” rating for the way he has handled the Ukraine situation. Forty-nine percent give him a poor rating for his handling of the conflict.
The majority of Americans are against sending US troops to get involved in the conflict.
Another poll from Rasmussen Reports released on Wednesday, Jan. 26, found that only 31 percent of likely voters thought that, if Russia attacked Ukraine, the US should deploy combat troops to help.