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New Polls Show Most Democrats Would Not Fight if Russia Invaded U.S., Americans Want More Drilling

Two recent polls offer insights as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine.

If Russia were to invade the U.S., most Americans said they would stay and fight–except for Democrats.

A poll from Quinnipiac University shows if Russia were to invade America, 52 percent of Democrats said they would flee the U.S. and not stay and fight while 40 percent say they would stay and fight and 8 percent say they don’t know.

A majority of Republicans–68 percent–say they would stay and fight while 25 percent say they would flee.

More than half of independents–57 percent–say they would stay and fight with 36 percent saying they would flee the U.S.

There is a gender divide with 70 percent of men saying they would stay and fight while 24 percent say they would leave the U.S. Most women–52 percent–say they would leave the U.S. while 40 percent say they would stay and fight.

The same Quinnipiac survey shows most Americans–71 percent–say that they would back a ban on Russian oil even if it meant higher gasoline prices in the United States while 21 percent disagree. A strong majority of all political affiliations–82 percent of Democrats, 70 percent of independents and 66 percent of Republicans–would back a ban of Russian oil.

The poll of 1,374 American adults was taken from March 4 through March 6 and had a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percent.

A recent poll from Rasmussen shows 70 percent of Americans backing drilling in the U.S. to increase oil and gas production. Only 18 percent of Americans oppose more drilling.

Despite those numbers, most analysts do not expect to see more drilling off the coast of Florida. Most elected officials on Florida have supported blocking oil exploration off the coast of the Sunshine State.

The Rasmussen poll of 1,000 likely voters was taken from March 3 through March 6 and had a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

Patrick Dehaan, an analyst for Gasbuddy.com, said fuel prices could hit $5 a gallon and possibly go higher over the spring and summer

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