A new Pew Research Center poll shows that Americans want the government to stay out of Ukraine.
“By a roughly two-to-one margin (56% vs. 29%), the public says it is more important for the U.S. to not get involved in the situation with Russia and Ukraine than to take a firm stand against Russian actions.”
The poll also finds that more Americans disapprove of President Obama’s administration’s handling of the situation than approve with 44% disapproving while just 30% approve. This statistic was cut down party lines with 67% of Republicans disapproving, 56% of Democrats approving and Independents disapproving by roughly two-to-one (52% to 24%).
Only 16% of Republicans and just 5% of Democrats believe that military options should be considered.
The Obama Administration appears to be ignoring the polls. Friday Secretary Of State John Kerry gave Russia until Monday to change course. However, he did not specify what will happen if Russia does not change course.
What are your thoughts? Should the US stay out of the situation, apply sanctions on Russia, or consider military options? Leave your comments below.