Just 11% Think Economic Sanctions Likely to Make Russia Give Up Crimea
Most voters oppose Russia's annexation of Crimea, but they overwhelmingly doubt that U.S. and EU economic sanctions on Russian officials will change the situation. However, few voters support more aggressive action if the sanctions don’t work.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 12% of Likely U.S. Voters favor Russia’s annexation of Crimea after citizens in the region last Sunday voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine. Fifty-eight percent (58%) oppose Russia annexing Crimea, but a sizable 30% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 22-23, 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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