Poll: If Invaded, Republicans Would Defend America, Dems Would Flee

A newly released poll shows that when it comes to defending America from foreign invaders, Democrats are not interested.

Quinnipiac released the polling data, which found the majority of Democrats said they would leave the country if the U.S. were invaded.


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“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? ” the group said. “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.”

Tim Malloy, the group’s polling analyst, put that question in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“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,” he said.

The poll also found Americans are largely prepared to go to war if Russia invades a NATO nation.

“There is broad support (79 – 14 percent) for a U.S. military response if Russian President Vladimir Putin goes beyond Ukraine and attacks a NATO country,” Quinnipiac said. “Americans think 60 – 28 percent that Putin is willing to use nuclear weapons against NATO countries. As for how long Americans expect the war in Ukraine to last, 44 percent say months, 23 percent say years, 19 percent say weeks, and 14 percent did not offer an opinion.”

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