POLL: 80% of Voters Believe a Larger European War Could Break Out
As Russian military forces are encircling large parts of Ukrainian urban centers, most voters believe this invasion could spread into a broader European war.
Nearly half of voters believe U.S. troops should be involved in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. According to a Rasmussen Reports survey, 80% of likely American voters believe it is likely that the Russo-Ukrainian war could escalate into a broader European war. 34% of voters believe this conflict could “very likely” spread into a European wide affair. Only 13% indicated a broader European conflict is likely.
49% of voters indicated that if a wider war kicks off in Europe, the U.S. military should intervene, whereas 29% opposed U.S. military involvement in Europe. 22% of voters are unsure about getting involved in a military conflict with Europe.
80% of Republicans, 81% of Democrats, and 79% of unaffiliated voters believe that it’s somewhat likely that Russia’s military operations in Ukraine could spark a broader European war.
Support for sending U.S. military units to fight in Europe holds decent bipartisan support. 53% of Democrats and 49% of Republicans support sending troops to confront Russia in a potential war scenario. 44% of unaffiliated voters indicated that they would support sending troops to Europe in the case a war breaks out in Europe.
55% of male and 43% female voters support sending American forces if a broader European war breaks out.
53% of white, 46% of black, and 39% of other minority voters support deploying U.S. military forces in a European war.
When it comes to voters’ socio-economic backgrounds, the highest-income earners tended to be the most supportive. For example, 66% of voters making $200,000 or more annually support sending troops to fight during a potential war in Europe. 52% of voters making $100,000 to $200,000 and 51% of voters making $50,000 to $100,000 support sending troops to a potential European conflict. However, 48% of voters making $30,000 to $50,000 and 37% of voters making less than $30,000 annually support sending troops to Europe.
Overall, pro-war sentiments seem to be most popular among coastal elites and members of the professional managerial class. It’s ultimately the poor and working classes who end up fighting and dying in these conflicts.
It’s easy for snooty neocons and neoliberals in comfy jobs to talk about bringing democracy abroad via military force. But when it comes to executing these operations, these people will run away in an instant.
National populists must emphasize the class component behind never-ending wars. It’s the best way to demonstrate that these endeavors are not in Middle America’s interests.
War is the health of the state and it’s also a major cash cow for the merchants of death i.e. the military-industrial complex. This vicious cycle of violence and needless spending of blood and treasure must come to an end.
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