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Voters Want Little U.S. Involvement in Ukraine

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was driven out of office over the weekend following months of violent protests that turned more violent last week. Despite the disturbing news coming out of Kiev, U.S. voters show little enthusiasm about the United States getting involved in the Ukrainian situation and are lukewarm about proposed sanctions on the politically unsettled country.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 17% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should get more directly involved in Ukraine if the political violence continues. Two out of three (66%) want the United States to leave the situation alone, while 18% are undecided. The survey was conducted prior to the president’s departure on Saturday. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 20-21, 2014 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.

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