- The Washington Times
Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Hefty majorities of Americans agree: No U.S. ground troops should be deployed to Ukraine. And no military actions, weapons, supplies or even cash, either - all this according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

But sanctions on Russia? That’s OK. Here are the numbers:

88 percent of Americans oppose sending U.S. ground troops to Ukraine; 84 percent of Republicans and 89 percent of Democrats agree.

82 percent overall oppose a U.S. military action against Russian troops in Ukraine involving airstrikes but no troops.

76 percent oppose sending weapons and military supplies to the Ukrainian government; 74 percent of Republicans, 75 percent of Democrats and 77 percent of independents agree.

59 percent favor imposing economic sanctions against Russia; 67 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of independents agree.

58 percent oppose canceling a meeting between Russian leaders and the U.S./Western European nations; 51 percent of Republicans and 59 percent of Democrats agree.

52 percent oppose providing economic assistance to the Ukrainian government; 56 percent of Republicans and 42 percent of Democrats agree.

While Ukraine continues to occupy press, pundits and public, President Obama has received mixed reviews of the way he is handling the matter. Overall, 48 percent of Americans say they approve of Mr. Obama’s job on Ukraine; 21 percent of Republicans and 74 percent of Democrats agree with this.

Forty-three percent disapprove of the way Mr. Obama is dealing with Ukraine; 71 percent of Republicans and 20 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A CNN/ORC poll of 801 U.S. adults conducted March 7-9.

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