Americans are worried about Russia influencing the 2022 midterms

The latest wave of our Reuters/Ipsos poll tracking the Russia/Ukraine crisis, finds American’s impressions of how President Joe Biden is handling the conflict largely unchanged from a month ago.

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  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs
  • Jocelyn Duran Account Manager, US, Public Affairs
  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, DC, April 26, 2022 – The latest wave of our Reuters/Ipsos poll tracking the Russia/Ukraine crisis, finds American’s impressions of how President Joe Biden is handling the conflict largely unchanged from a month ago. Thirty-seven percent of Americans approve of how Biden is handling Russia (compared to 38% last month), and 46% approve of how he is handling Ukraine (compared to 47% last month).

Four in five (81%) Americans believe the United States should not buy oil or gas from Russia during this conflict, even if it causes American gas prices to increase, an increase of four points compared to last month (77%). Seventy-three percent of Americans also believe the United States should provide weapons to Ukraine, an increase of five points from last month (68%). Three-quarters (76%) of Americans are more likely to support a candidate who continues to support Ukraine with military aid and 78% are more likely to support a candidate who continues to support Ukrainian refugees.

Half (52%) of Americans are worried about Russia influencing the 2022 American congressional elections through misinformation and propaganda online. The same proportion (52%) are worried about Russia funneling money indirectly to American political candidates and campaigns. Finally, 82% of Americans are unlikely to support a candidate who supports Russia by advocating lifting sanctions.

About the Study

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between April 25-26, 2022. For this survey, a sample of 1,005 Americans age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii were interviewed online in English. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within ± 3.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Americans been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. 

The results of this survey are trended against previous Reuters/Ipsos surveys conducted March 28-29, March 7-8, March 3-4, February 28-March 1, and February 23-24, 2022. For these surveys, a sample of ~1,000 adults ages 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii were interviewed online in English. The polls had a credibility interval of ± 3.8 percentage points for all respondents.

 

For more information on this news release, please contact:

Chris Jackson
Senior Vice President, US
Public Affairs
+1 202 420-2025
[email protected]

Annaleise Lohr
Director, US
Public Affairs
[email protected]

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Our passionately curious research professionals, analysts, and scientists have built unique multi-specialist capabilities that provide true understanding and powerful insights into the actions, opinions, and motivations of citizens, consumers, patients, customers, or employees. We serve more than 5,000 clients across the world with 75 business solutions.

 

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The author(s)

  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs
  • Jocelyn Duran Account Manager, US, Public Affairs
  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs

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