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Do Americans think Biden's response to Putin has been effective. Polling results...ans is!

Rasmussen Polling.

Ukraine: 54% of Voters Say Biden’s Response to Russian Invasion Is Ineffective

Thursday, March 03, 2022


Most voters don’t think President Joe Biden has effectively responded to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and don’t believe economic sanctions will be enough to stop the Russian aggression.


The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Biden’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been effective so far, including 21% who think Biden’s response has been Very Effective. Fifty-four percent (54%) don’t think Biden’s response to the Russian invasion has been effective, including 30% who rate his response Not At All Effective. (To see survey question wording, click here.)


Only 26% of voters believe economic sanctions will be enough to stop Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while 48% think the United States and its allies will have to intervene with military force to stop the invasion. Another 27% are not sure.


Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression against Ukraine could embolden other aggressors, most voters believe. Seventy-seven percent (77%) think that if Russia’s invasion of Ukraine succeeds, it’s likely China will be encouraged to invade Taiwan, including 49% who say such an impact is Very Likely. Only 10% don’t think a successful Russian invasion would likely encourage Chica to invade Taiwan, while another 13% are not sure.



The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on March 1-2, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.


Sixty-five percent (65%) of Democrats believe Biden’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine so far has been effective, but that view is shared by only 23% of Republicans and 30% of voters unaffiliated with either major party. Seventy-three percent (73%) of GOP voters think Biden’s response has not been effective, as do 29% of Democrats and 63% of unaffiliated voters.


There is little disagreement along party lines on whether economic sanctions will stop the Russian invasion – less than 30% of all categories think sanctions will be enough. Majorities of every category – 84% of Republicans, 70% of Democrats and 77% of unaffiliated voters – also agree that a successful Russian conquest of Ukraine would likely encourage China to invade Taiwan.


Voters under 40 are significantly more likely than their elders to believe sanctions will be enough to stop the Russian invasion.


More Black voters (50%) than whites (40%) or other minorities (32%) think Biden’s response so far to the Russian invasion has been at least somewhat effective.


Fewer Black voters (34%) than whites (52%) or other minorities (47%) think it is Very Likely that a successful Russian invasion of Ukraine would encourage China to invade Taiwan.


Voters with annual incomes of $100,000 or more are more likely than those with lower incomes to rate Biden’s response so far to the Russian invasion as Very Effective.


Significantly more government employees (36%) than private sector workers (19%) think Biden has been Very Effective in his response so far to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


Among voters who believe economic sanctions will be enough to stop Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, 56% rate Biden’s response to the invasion as at least Somewhat Effective. Among those who think military intervention by the U.S. and its allies will be necessary to stop the Russian invasion, however, 63% don’t think Biden’s response so far has been effective.


Most voters think the United States is paying more than its fair share of NATO’s budget, and many question whether we are getting our money’s worth from the alliance.


With Russian troops advancing toward the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, most voters believe the invasion could spark a wider war in Europe, and nearly half think U.S. troops should be part of such a war.

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