What will President Biden do?
A poll reveals that two-thirds of Americans support the U.S. accepting refugees from Ukraine.
Following an announcement on Thursday (March 24), the U.S. would accept up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees through a combination of refugee programs, family-based visas, and humanitarian parole, polling data was released that showed the majority of Americans supported taking in Ukrainian refugees.
A poll by the Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research revealed that 67 percent of Americans who participated in the poll favor the U.S. accepting Ukrainian refugees. This is in stark contrast to 21 percent who remained neutral and 13 percent who opposed.
The majority (82 percent) also supported the U.S. providing humanitarian support to Ukrainian refugees, and 64 percent favored the U.S. supplying Ukraine with weapons.
Despite these numbers and President Joe Biden’s moves to assist Ukraine, the President continues to have dismal approval ratings for his response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The same poll revealed that 56 percent of Americans believe Biden hasn’t been tough enough when responding to Russia’s incursion on Ukraine.
On Saturday, Biden is expected to meet with Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw, Poland, but expressed his disappointment on Friday that he “can’t see [the war] firsthand” as he had in other places.