Poll: Ukraine Invasion Wouldn’t Have Happened Under Trump
Most Americans say that Russian President Vladimir Putin wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine if former President Donald Trump had still been in office.
A new Harvard Center for American Political Studies (CAPS)-Harris Poll found that 62 percent of participants believed Putin wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine if Trump had been president.
There appears to be a political disparity with this viewpoint, with 85 percent of Republicans and 38 percent of Democrats answering this way.
However, 38 percent of participants believed that Putin would’ve invaded Ukraine even if Trump had been president.
A majority of Americans — 59 percent — believe Putin moved against Ukraine because he saw weakness in President Joe Biden, while 41 percent said that it wasn’t a factor in his decision.
The Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey was conducted between Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 with 2,026 registered voters. The survey is an online sample drawn from the Harris Panel and weighted to reflect known demographics.