Americans Do Not Want Military Provocation With Russia, Poll Finds

( Over the weekend, Fox News reported that President Biden is considering sending thousands of troops to Eastern Europe as the crisis in Ukraine escalates. However, according to a recent Trafalgar poll, the voters strongly oppose such a move.

In its survey released on Friday, the Trafalgar Group found that less than 1 in 5 voters support placing US troops on the ground if Russia invades Ukraine, while fewer than 1 in 3 believe the US should provide military advisors, weapons, or supplies.

When asked what level of US involvement voters would accept, 31.1 percent said the US should provide supplies and military weapons to Ukraine. Another 30.5 percent only want the US to apply diplomatic pressure. Another 23.2 percent support sending US military advisors to Ukraine. While only 15.3 percent of respondents think the US should send troops.

On Sunday, Fox News reporter Jennifer Griffin reported that President Biden is considering sending a few thousand US troops to Eastern Europe and the Baltic States as part of a larger NATO effort to bolster its allies bordering Ukraine and Russia.

Griffin reported that Biden, who spent the weekend at Camp David, held a series of meetings with his foreign policy team and is considering sending between 3,000 and 5,000 troops to Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. According to Griffin, “other NATO countries may also contribute troops.”

In addition to ground troops, the president is also considering deploying naval vessels to make port stops in NATO countries that may feel threatened. The equipment and troops in these proposed actions would come both from the United States and from NATO.

If the White House thinks sending between 3,000 and 5,000 troops to Eastern Europe will improve Biden’s polling, they might want to think again.

The Trafalgar poll also asked respondents if the Biden administration should use US military assets to defend Taiwan against a possible Chinese invasion. The majority, 58.1 percent, said yes while 41.9 percent said no.

The Trafalgar Group poll was conducted between January 12 and 14 and consisted of 1,081 likely voters.