A new survey released this week found that the majority of Americans do not want Ukraine to cede territory to Russia.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to countless casualties, serious economic consequences, and a global effort to slow the invasion without putting troops on the ground.
“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has captured nearly all of the eastern Donbas region, but American voters don’t believe Ukraine should be willing to give up territory in a negotiated peace with Russia,” Rasmussen said.
So far, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion has gone much less effectively than expected, and now that U.S. funds are helping, Putin is having an even tougher time.
With that in mind, Americans want Ukraine to hold fast.
From the survey:
A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports and Human Events finds that just 19% of Likely U.S. voters believe that, in negotiating for an end to the war, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy should be willing to give up Ukrainian territory to Russia. Sixty-three percent (63%) think Ukraine should keep fighting until Russia completely ends its invasion. Another 18% are not sure. In April, 72% believed Ukraine should keep fighting until Russia completely ends its invasion.
Earlier this month, Russia captured the key city of Lysychansk, bringing Russia closer to achieving its goal of taking over the Donbas region. Sixty-six percent (66%) of U.S. voters think it’s likely that Russia will take over the entire Donbas region, including 29% who believe it is Very Likely. Only 18% don’t think it’s likely Russia will capture all of Donbas. Another 16% are not sure.