Americans want a focus on domestic issues and have no appetite for war with Russia. Will Ruger, Vice President of Research and Policy at the Charles Koch Institute, summarizes a new poll's findings.
A new YouGov poll commissioned by the Charles Koch Institute shows Americans are generally against the United States going to war with Russia if it were to invade Ukraine and would prefer to focus more on domestic priorities over foreign issues.
Will Ruger, Vice President of Research and Policy at the Charles Koch Institute, had this to say about the poll’s findings:
“The United States has no vital interests at stake in Ukraine and continuing to take actions that increase the risk of a confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia is therefore not necessary for our security. After more than two decades of endless war abroad, it is not surprising there is wariness among the American people for yet another war that wouldn’t make us safer or more prosperous.
“At a time of record deficits, debt, and inflation, policy makers should not be surprised the American people want to see our wealthy European allies pay more for their own defense and for policy makers to prioritize challenges here at home. It makes no sense for the United States to continue to bear the bulk of the burden for the costs of maintaining NATO’s military power.”