Only 40% of Democrats said they would stick around and fight for their country, and 57% of independents said they would stay and fight.
“When confronted with a terrible hypothetical that would put them in the shoes of the Ukranians, Americans say they would stand and fight rather than seek safety in another country,” the report said.
It was unclear whether the recent remarks by UFC fighter Bryce Mitchell helped inspire the survey.
“I’m not going nowhere to fight none of these wars for these politicians,” Mitchell said during a press conference when asked his opinions about the possibility of war with Russia. “I will stay right here at home, and when the war comes to Arkansas, I will dig my boots in the ground and I will die for everything I love.”
While the report is enlightening, conservative Twitter users said this only confirmed suspicions they already held:
I mean Democrats hate guns so it’s no surprise they will run and hide.
— Tony Rock 🇺🇸 (@Tony_Rock01) March 8, 2022
And who is surprised… pic.twitter.com/pM5ICcfogJ
— Mike Moore (@MikeMoo61299704) March 8, 2022
You can’t fight back with pronouns
— Robert Gupton (@RMG782) March 8, 2022
The people that want others to fight their battles always condescend to them.
— G¡bber (@GibberAUS) March 8, 2022
Live free or die. It’s really that simple.
— Rafterman (@the_rafterman) March 8, 2022
The poll results also showed that nearly half of Americans (49%) say the invasion of Ukraine has been a source of anxiety, with 50% saying it has not.
The majority of Americans across the political spectrum indicated they would be in support of banning Russian oil, despite the likely spike in gas prices.
The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it planned to do so, even as prices at the tank hit an all-time record.
However, many were skeptical of the phrasing of the questions, asking if they were worded in such a way that would make the consequences of taking extreme action against Russia clear.
People want to ban Russian oil but they don’t want higher gas prices. They want a no-fly zone but they don’t want a shooting war with Russia. In other words, people want contradictory things.
— David Tenner (@tenner_david) March 8, 2022
More than half of those polled (60%) believed that Russian President Vladmir Putin is mentally unstable, while just 21% consider him to be mentally balanced.