Poll: Plurality Say Putin Would Not Have Invaded If Trump Was Still President

It’s utterly unsurprising that almost no news outlets are covering this

Poll: Plurality Say Russia Would Not Have Invaded Ukraine if Trump Were President

A plurality of likely voters believe that Russia would not have invaded Ukraine if former President Donald Trump were still president, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday found.

The survey found 57 percent expressing the belief that President Joe Biden “could have done more to prevent the Russian invasion of Ukraine.” While most Democrats, 63 percent, believe Biden “did everything possible to prevent that,” 80 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of independents disagree.

The survey then asked, “Would Russia have invaded Ukraine if Donald Trump were still president?” A plurality, 46 percent, said “no,” Vladimir Putin would not have invaded, compared to 38 percent who said “yes,” he would have anyway. Most Republicans and independents, 68 percent and 53 percent, respectively, say Putin would not have invaded if Trump were still president. Nevertheless, 61 percent of Democrats believe Putin would have regardless.  (snip)

This coincides with a Harvard Center for American Political Studies-Harris Poll released last month, showing 62 percent of respondents expressing the belief that Putin would not have taken the same actions and invaded if Trump remained in office. 

I’m actually surprised the number for Republicans is that low. Same with Democrats. You’d think they’d want to protect Dementia Joe. The concerning number for Democrats is the Independents. It may be just 53%, but, combined with the 67% who think Joe pretty much failed, that is not helpful in a mid-term year. Elsewhere from Rasmussen we see

Rasmussen’s latest figures show Biden’s total approval rating hit 39% Thursday, down seven points from just days before Russia began launching missiles into Ukraine when it was at 46%, and only one point above Biden’s all-time low approval rating since he took office in January 2021. (snip)

Rasmussen reported last week that 54% of voters said Biden’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been ineffective. The group also reported 84% expect gas prices to keep rising.

And, when it comes to gas

(Epoch Times) A vast majority of Americans want the country to be energy independent, according to a recent poll by Rasmussen Reports, indicating increasing frustration with rising fuel costs and the impact it has on everyday expenses.

Poll results show 70 percent of likely U.S. voters support a policy of boosting domestic oil and gas production to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign energy supplies. Only 18 percent opposed such a policy, while 12 percent said they were not sure.

The survey, conducted March 3 and 6, comes at a time when Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Moscow’s dominance in global oil and gas supplies, have revived the issue of energy independence in the West.

I wonder what that poll would look like if they take it now.

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24 Responses to “Poll: Plurality Say Putin Would Not Have Invaded If Trump Was Still President”

  1. Est1950 says:

    Biden plans to call for an end to normal trade relations with Russia
    Biden will make the announcement Friday alongside other G7 and European Union leaders, according to a report.

    If one were to take a look at a map of the world you will find that a vast majority of countries have aligned themselves with China/Russia. All of Central and South America are not sanctioning Russia. Even the EU says they are not going to STOP getting oil from Russia.

    All of Africa and the Middle East along with Turkey, a Nato partner is not sanctioning Russia.

    China and India are not sanctioning Russia. Pakistan, Iran, and all of the former BEK states along Russia’s borders are not aligning with the west.

    Why do you suppose that is?

    The US and Europe have lulled themselves into a false sense of security over this Ukrainian invasion by Putin. Before Elwood goes nuts and accuses me of being in bed with Putin, let it be known that he should be overthrown, he should stand trial for war crimes. He is pure evil in what he is doing to Ukraine and his own people.

    That aside. This is not about me being a supporter of anything Russian. This is about The US and Nato vs the world. Literally vs the world. One has to ask themselves why is a vast majority of countries not officially lining up to support the USA and the EU against Russia.

    I will once again point out that the vast majority of the world is anti-woke. So many countries including those in the EU have come out against wokism running rampant in the USA and in the EU and Australia. One only has to look at a map of those on which side to see that those nations embarking on political correctness, anti-nationalism, and the great reset vs those that want nothing to do with that form of political blackmail.

    An analyst has to look at the whole picture vs a snap shot of what is.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed during a speech on Thursday the far-left woke ideology that he said is causing societal ills throughout the Western world, saying that it is no different than what happened in Russia during the 1917 revolution.

    Will American Wokeness Destroy the Rest of the West? the following is a long read but worth understanding what is happening all across Europe.

    Emmanuel Macron’s government, in turn, is making the fight against woke theories a cornerstone of its electoral strategy – the French presidential election will be held in April 2022. “Our country has become a target of the woke movement,” said Pierre Valentin, an expert at the new think-tank Le Laboratoire de la R publique, headed by French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer.

    “If there was a vaccine against the woke virus, it would be French and the leaders of the movement know that.” Le Laboratoire de la R publique is tasked with combating what the minister calls U.S.-imported wokeism . “The [French] Republic is completely contrary to wokeism,” Blanquer said in an interview with Le Monde . “In the United States, this ideology provoked a reaction and led to the rise of Donald Trump.” He added: “France and its youth have to escape that.”

    In Germany: All in all, we can say Springer has sacrificed at the altar of woke capitalism an excellent newspaper editor – or, in Springer boss Mathias D pfner’s words, “the last and only journalist in Germany who still courageously rebels against the new GDR authoritarian state.”

    I could go on and on about wokeness and the EU’s constant battle with the ideology and how it is no different than what is happening in the USA, Australia, and other parts of the “WEST”.

    The point is simple. The World minus Nato and America are opposed to woke dictatorships and included in this is the REPUBLICAN PARTY that is cheering another war because that is what their benefactors demand of them. Not even realizing what they are cheering for.

    Is Putin right? Of course not, but the reality outside of echo chambers on both sides is that the world is being sharply divided with a vast, vast majority of the world taking the opposite side of the USA/Nato and even within the Nato alliance I point out the many chinks in the woke armor of the west.

    This is the last great battle for the hearts and minds of the world. The great reset wants to let corporations run the world with governments at their beckon call. Those opposed have little regard for corporations or billionaires and cannot even relate to what the West is trying to do. The battle lines have been drawn.

    This entire fiasco goes way beyond Ukraine. Ukraine is just the focal point for clickbait by Corporations to generate revenue. Heartless, Soulless. Led by Woke leftists who have spent a generation working their way through the ranks to positions of power within the worldwide corporate structure.

    A conspiracy. No. Just reality.

    • Facts Matter says:

      Yeah. I do not think this Ukraine thing is open and shut either. When I look at both sides of the political perspective screaming for war and economic sanctions I have to wonder what in the hell is going on.

      Thanks for Explaining this a bit. I shall look into what you have to say.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Putin invaded and continues bombard innocents in Ukraine. Please don’t blame NATO, Europe or the United States of America.

      Mr Est types 500 words to blame liberal Americans embedded in international corporations. He blames the fair treatment of minorities, Blacks, gays, trans, Muslims and women for China et al not condemning Putin.

      We get it. Putin has used authoritarianism, anti-EU, anti-Americanism and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric to recruit American cons, evangelicals and GOPhers to his corner.

      Mr Est rolls all this into a giant conspiracy where liberal, ‘woke’ multinational corporations are conspiring to control the world. Reality? No. A conspiracy.

      Not everything has to fit neatly into a single, giant conspiracy. Multinational corporations (actually, nearly all corporations) want all the money. It’s up to us to regulate how they approach getting all the money.

      Can Mr Est point out how the nebulous corporate, US, NATO and European ‘wokeness’ has aligned the entire planet against the West and in support of authoritarianism and Putin? Thank you.

      • Down on the Corner says:

        Flapping Lips Dowd missed the entire point of EST’s post.

        I see it’s inconvenient for him to realize what was said was not what he tries to twist into a morbid Saul Alinsky exercise.

        EST said that Europe along with Russia See the USA and Nato’s wokism as an intrinsic fight that must be fought.

        EST said that A vast majority of the world is NOT siding with the USA and NATO but rather remaining not only neutral but is still conducting business with Russia.

        EST said that the vest majority of the world is Not woke, nor liberal.

        EST said that Putin was WRONG in his thinking, but then in my words so was Mao, Stalin and Hitler.

        EST does not say this is or is not a conspiracy. He says it is in fact what is actually going on which can be seen not only in what he cited but the Fact that Turkey has all but abandoned NATO seeking arms and ammo from Russia and joining them in attacking Syria and the Kurds.

        DOWD is not only a liar but a conflation artist that simply cannot fathom anything outside his own echo chamber. He is FAKE NEWS in almost every post.

        AND as he would conclude everything HE BELIEVES IS A LIE, Taught to him by MSNBC and CNN.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    How can we miss The Don if he won’t go away? https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

    His stench over America lingers still.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      We all know you just want to date him.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      BTW, that “stench” is the rotting corpse of the senile zombie put in place by a coup against the people. As inflation is now about 20% the biden stench will get worse. Soon he’ll be able to add the bodies of Russian and Ukrainian dead to his list of accomplishments along with almost a million dead Americans from Covid and the fake vaccine he lied about. Plus always remember you leftists murder about 875,000 babies a year in America alone (mostly blacks and poor) that’s about 2,400 PER DAY you fuking monster!


      Let’s go Brandon, murder more babies and now more Ukrainians. Leftists gotta keep them bodies piling up.

  3. Professor Hale says:

    1. We don’t need to wonder if Russia would have invaded the Ukraine if Trump were President. Trump was President and Russia DIDN’T invade the Ukraine.

    2. Of course, that was when the USA and Ukraine were working together to stem corruption. Then Congress Impeached Trump for trying it and business went back to usual for Biden’s kids. Then Russia was forced into invading the Ukraine to put a stop to it.

    3. When Trump was president, the USA had influence in Ukraine to keep them from demanding NATO membership. That later demand was one of the Causus Belli cited by Putin and one of his principle demands to peace negotiations. The Biden administration is demanding NATO expansion as if they intentionally want a war with Russia. I suspect it is because Russia doesn’t pay the bribes to the Clinton foundation.

    4. If the US president had influenced the Ukraine to stem their internal corruption, eschew NATO membership and STOP attacking Russian citizens in the Donbas, then it is very likely Russia wouldn’t have invaded. Since all of those things seem to be the policy of the Biden administration, Russia attacking the Ukraine was a certainty.

    5. To be fair, any Republican president but Trump would have likely had the same policies as Biden, but with more weapons transfers to the Ukraine. It’s not just Biden. It’s the whole F-ing swamp.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Professor Hale makes it all up as he goes.

      1.Putin didn’t invade during the reign of the Mobster from Mars-a-Larjo because The Don was doing Putin’s bidding, i.e., de-emphasizing NATO.

      2.The US and Ukraine WERE NOT working together to stem corruption during the Mobster’s reign. That started in 2019 when Zenlenskyy was elected. The idea that Putin invaded Ukraine to stop corruption is total bullshit.

      3.There is no evidence that Putin invaded Ukraine because Russia didn’t contribute to the Clinton Foundation. We suspect it was because the Mendicant* from Mars-a-Larjo was prevented from gutting NATO.

      4.Yes, it’s possible that if the West had continued the Mobster’s submission to Putin’s demands that Putin would have eschewed invading. Again, corruption wasn’t the issue. That Ukraine was favoring Western civilization was! Russia armed separatists in the Donbas region, separatists to attacked and occupied government facilities. Of course, Ukraine responded. Russia shelled and invaded the Donbas region in 2014. Thousands of Russian troops were in the Donbas region from 2014.

      5.trumpists love and admire Putin, and disdain democracy. We may never know what leverage Putin had over the then president.

      *Mendicant – The Teflon Don is begging supporters for money to fix his airplane. Pathetic, even for a fake billionaire. Please donate to the Trump Save America PAC to build the great man a new Trump Force One!! Suckers…

      • Down on the Corner says:

        The DOWD syndrome Fake News con artist conflationist, accuses others of conspiracy and then.

        Only only needs to apply a simple tag in front of DOWDS name. FAKE NEWS. Then you can just bypass anything he writes because you can be sure it is full of conspiracy theories without evidence and is meant to LIE you into submission.

        To wit:

        1.Putin didn’t invade during the reign of the Mobster from Mars-a-Larjo because The Don was doing Putin’s bidding, i.e., de-emphasizing NATO.


        5.trumpists love and admire Putin, and disdain democracy. We may never know what leverage Putin had over the then president.

        Trumpists fight for democracy against people like The DOWD syndrome Fake News con artist conflationist who makes up history as he goes.

        We do know what leverage Putin has over Biden who corrupted his family in Ukraine and China. Talk about a manchurian candidate who shoule be not only impeached but imprisioned for covorting with the enemy. I believe they call it Sedition.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          DotheC thinks repeatedly typing DEBUNKED, especially in all CAPS, is persuasive! LOL.

          DotheC feels that trumpists support democracy, yet support trying to steal our democracy, support Putin invading a democracy and supports voter suppression in these United States. LOL!

          Of course, authoritarian wannabees, such as DotheC and trumpists just like them, want to imprison the President of the United States for… for what again? For ‘covorting (sic) with the enemy”? Is Ukraine America’s enemy, now? Really? The Mobster from MarsALargo thought so, that’s why he tried to extort Ukraine for political gain.

          • Elwood is FAKE NEWS says:

            Does FAKE NEWS DOWD think repeating a DEBUNKED CLAIM over and over again is PERSUASIVE? LOLOLOLOLOL.

            Does FAKE NEWS DOWD feel that far left anarchist known as the Democratic party support Democracy while stealing it at every election by counting votes in the middle of the night?

            Does FAKE NEWS DOWD think that Opposing Putin Invading Putin gives you license to Lie about anyone who disagrees with you?

            Authoritarian wannabees are rife in the Democratic party. Just ask any Blue state mayor who Claimed SCIENCE while DESTROYING THE MIDDLE CLASS with lockdowns and mandates while KEEPING CORPORATE GOONS OPEN.

            FAKE NEWS DOWD believes people invading the capitol should spend 10 years in prison but Biden and his son who profited both from CHINA and UKRAINE secret deals should be over looked. The MAN who claims he represents the little guy defends with an Alinksy fervor the rich in his own party.

            FAKE NEWS DOWD….Everything he writes is a lie and filled with Hubris.

      • Professor Hale says:

        You still have nothing to say on any topic that interests me. No matter how many times I write that, you persist in trying to engage with me. You need help. This is not a healthy behavior.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    William Teach: Plurality Say Putin Would Not Have Invaded If Trump Was Still President

    Plurality, LOL.

    The GOP-leaning Rasmussen found that 46% claimed Putin wouldn’t have invaded if the ManChild of Mars-a-Larjo was still president. I agree with the 46%. I’m surprised it was only 46% By the way, Rasmussen and William Teach could have also referred to the 46% as a minority, rather than a plurality. LOL.

    The Teflon Don was giving Putin all he wanted, although it’s unlikely we’ll ever know why. As long as the Florida Felon was working to disempower NATO, Vlad the Invader was a happy camper.

    Unfortunately for Putin and the Marauder from Mars-et-Largo, the American people elected President Biden

    • Down on the Corner says:

      The DOWD syndrome, Fake News, con artist conflationist does not even understand what a PLURALITY MEANS.

      I poll that simply says that more people say one thing than another without reaching 50 percent.

      IE 46 percent said one thing, that means less than 46 disagreed with them. THUS A PLURALITY.

      LOLOLOLOLOL…..DOWN can’t help but attack anyone and anything that he disagrees with. Which makes this sort of fun.


      • Professor Hale says:

        Only last week, he was an expert on climate and COVID. Now he is an expert on the Ukraine. I wonder what the media will tell him is important next week.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:


    We both understand the intent of the headline. To confuse the confusable. So yeah, ‘plurality’, LOL.

    Anyway, I said I AGREE with the 46%. But… how many of the 46% correctly understand the Martian from Mars-a-Larjo is a Putin stooge?


    • Down on the Corner says:


      The point of the headline was to point out that a plurality of people disapproves of Biden. Period.

      Sayeth the man who still believes the Russian HOAX that has been disproven.
      Sayeth the man who admits he hates Trump.
      Sayeth the man who defends his own party’s corruption.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      dOwd: “Anyway, I said I AGREE with the 46%. But… how many of the 46% correctly understand the Martian from Mars-a-Larjo is a Putin stooge?”

      Please explain how a private citizen is a Putin stooge while the fag in the WH is buying Putin’s oil….from China! The Martian (guess you ran out of earthly insults now you’re so crazed you’re reaching for the stars) is not the fake president. You idiot coward and pedophile Brandon is. HE made the prices rise. HE signaled Putin it was OK to invade Ukraine. HE unplugged our oil and gas supply. HE dragged the Covid farce on for an extra year. HE allowed, encouraged or financed everything we now see going on in the USA and in our foreign entanglements. NOT Trump. NOT Bush. NOT Clinton. NOT Obama (unless like millions suspect Obama his actually pulling Sniffy’s strings).

      Everything he did he did wrong. Had he taken office on 1/20/21 and NOT DONE A FUKIN’ THING America would be in great economic shape, military shape, foreign policy shape and by any measure you want we would all be better off today. Except of course the Democrat favorites: the super rich and billionaires who continue to make obscene amounts of money off the backs of America’s working people. The douche in the WH is butt banging every working American and YOU like it.

      Let’s go Brandon, now that inflation is around 20% see if you can hit 25%. Every day you hit a new record. WORST PRESIDENT EVER. Makes Trump look like Reagan. Hahahaha. LOLOLOLOL

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    wah wah… If you read more and listened less to winger media you too could know something!

    It’s interesting, if not a little sad, that you consider a few facts refuting right-wing talking points to be ‘expert’.

    BTW Russians call Ukraine, The Ukraine, comrade. It how Russians emphasize that they consider Ukraine part of Russia.

    Anyways, youse guys should spend more time looking for the truth than attacking commenters. LOL.

    • Facts Matter says:

      Anyways, youse guys should spend more time looking for the truth than attacking commenters. LOL.

      OMG. OMG. OMG. Says the Dowdster. Who calls Trump and his children names. Who calls the op of this blog names. Who calls posters on this blog names when he finally runs out of FAKE NEWS to spread.

      Has it ever occurred to you that the MAIN STREAM MEDIA is lying to you?

      The CIA claimed that they gassed people in Syria. Only to find out that was not true.

      Now Mattis Admits There Was No Evidence Assad Used Poison …
      The fact that U.N. investigators were in Syria when the chemical weapon event in Khan Sheikhoun occurred in April 2017 makes it highly dubious that Assad

      No one bothers to ask questions. Just rush to judgement. Rush to war.

      The left took no time in pounding the sidewalks in OPPOSTION to the Iraq war and questioned EVERYTHING THE CIA was saying.

      NOW TODAY the left is Hyperventilating over going to war with Russia.

      ASK QUESTIONS. Everyone questioning the PRESS might actually get the press to do their job instead of suck corporations dicks for money.

      • david7134 says:

        The one and only reason for Jeff, currently known as Elwood, is to stroke his ego. He gets a kick out of lying, obfuscation, turning statement around and upside down, making generalization about others without foundation, and calling everyone names. It is best to just ignore him and harry. The rest of us truly desire to hear your view point.

  7. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    wah wah… If you read more and listened less to winger media you too could know something!

    It’s interesting, if not a little sad, that you consider a few facts refuting right-wing talking points to be ‘expert’.

    BTW Russians call Ukraine, The Ukraine, comrade. It how Russians emphasize that they consider Ukraine part of Russia.

    Anyways, youse guys should spend more time looking for the truth than attacking commenters. LOL.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      dOwd: “BTW Russians call Ukraine, The Ukraine, comrade. It how Russians emphasize that they consider Ukraine part of Russia.”

      I don’t know where you get your information from comrade, but having a Uke bro-in-law who calls his homeland “The Ukraine” kinda puts the kibosh on your unvetted theory. He also pronounces Kiev not Keeev.

      But congratulations on being pro Uke and therefore pro white nationalism, Nazi sympathizer and pro Christian. Gotta love a guy like you who changes ideals at the drop of a bides hat. And who can’t take the truth that both sides here are fukin animals. Now as a white Christian American nationalist and America first patriot I say welcome aboard. ‘Bout time you stopped believing all the bullshit the leftist media feeds you on a daily basis and started thinking for yourself.

      I know you still believe “The Ghost” in the Ukraine is still shooting down MIG’s ten a day and that “Snake Island” was saved by 13 transgender Ukes in garters an d wearing red lipstick but they were propaganda lied too. You guys believe anything . It makes you good leftist Democrats and fascist followers. Question nothing! Believe everything! What a dick assed philosophy.

      Let’s go Brandon, start pulling McDonalds and Johnson & Johnson out of Russia. You’ll show’em. Cancel Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky and Borodon. I hear Trump likes The Nutcracker Suite, he MUST be pro-Putin

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