Majority of Voters Say Trump Would Have Prevented Putin from Invading Ukraine
Voters signal President Biden is a weak leader
Most U.S. voters believe Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if Donald Trump was still in the White House, according to a newly released survey.
The Hill reported the Harvard-Harris poll found that 62% of registered voters surveyed believe the attack on Ukraine wouldn’t have occurred if Trump in the White House.
Those votes included:
- 85% of Republicans
- 63% of independents
- 38% of Democrats
59% agreed that Putin took military action against Ukraine because “he sees weakness in President Biden,” while 41% disagreed.
Two thousand two hundred six registered voters by the Harris Poll with the Harvard Center for American Political Studies did not have much good news for Biden.
As The Washington Times reported:
The survey found that 53% have doubts about Mr. Biden’s mental fitness; 64% believe he is showing himself to be too old for the office, and 54% say he is unable to “handle difficult international issues like defending Ukraine from the Russians.”
Biden’s approval rating also fell to the lowest point of his presidency at 38%, down from 39% in the January 22 survey.
NEW: @HarrisPoll/ Harvard Caps Poll— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) February 27, 2022
Would Vladimir Putin be Invading Ukraine if Donald Trump were President?
62% NO / 38% YES
59% of Americans believe Putin invaded Ukraine because he believed Joe Biden was weak pic.twitter.com/Zdlw4XhEU2
More than half of registered voters surveyed said he Republican was a better president versus 46% who said Mr. Biden has been better.
Both Biden and Trump were the favorites among the party faithful to win the 2024 presidential primary contests.
Trump defeated Biden by 48%-42% in a hypothetical general election rematch.
The second choice for Democratic voters for the 2024 presidential primary nod was Vice President Kamala Harris, while Republicans picked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The outlet also noted:
Mr. Trump was also the most favorably regarded political figure among those polled, followed by former Vice President Mike Pence; Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent; Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican; and Mr. Biden.
The Harris Poll is headed by Mark Penn, the chief strategist, and pollster for the 2008 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
The poll, a representative online sample, does not report a confidence probability score or margin of error.
Last week, Trump strongly hinted at a 2024 presidential run during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), saying, “we’re going to be doing it again.”
The 45th president warned his detractors that “They’re going to find out the hard way” after the midterms and 2024 general election.
“And this is some crowd. We broke the record again, but they’re going to find out the hard way starting on November 8, and then again even more so on November 2024,” Trump said.
“They will find out like never before we did it twice,” he said.