A majority of Americans do not believe America should have direct involvement in Ukraine. For those demanding more action, it’s imperative that they consider this and this. But a new “poll” has just come out saying the majority of respondents — 68% — said Americans should not have a major role in the foreign conflict.
The poll, just released by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, shows 54% of respondents disapprove of the president’s response to the war. Thirty-six percent of Americans feel his response is appropriate and 8% responded that he’s been too tough.
And while 57% of respondents say they believe Putin has directed his forces to commit war crimes, the public’s appetite for direct involvement has decreased in the past month. In March, 40% of Americans said the country should have a major role in the conflict, but that number is down to 32%.
Only 22% of the public supports actual deployment of U.S. troops to Ukraine to battle Russian forces directly. And this is exactly what continued and increased involvement will call for.
Biden promised not to send U.S. troops into Ukraine, but on Thursday announced another $800 million in military aid for the Hunter’s favorite nation.
The new shipments include heavy artillery and 144,000 ammunition rounds, bringing the U.S. total in military aid to roughly $3.4 billion. Biden said further assistance in armaments will require congressional approval of a second funding package, adding that he expects lawmakers to “move and act quickly.”
Biden said Thursday that the U.S. “will speak softly and carry a large Javelin.” This in reference to the 7,000 anti-tank missiles bearing that name that have greatly equalized the Ukrainian defense against Russia’s more powerful mechanized forces.
The White House on Thursday also announced “Unite for Ukraine,” a program to expedite the asylum process for Ukrainian refugees. Biden said it will permit nonprofit organizations and individual Americans to sponsor refugees and ensure “they need not go through our southern border.”
The White House very early on established a pattern of resisting harsher measures and stronger military assistance before coming around to them.