Economic sanctions good, military action not so much against Russia
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — As the crisis in eastern Europe continues, a new poll by East Carolina University weighs in on how North Carolinians feel about Russian action and how the United States is handling it.
Dr. Peter Francia, professor of political science and director of Survey Research for ECU, said his takeaway from the poll data shows most approve of the economic action against Russia. When it comes to increased military action, this opinion is more divided.
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Of the 850 North Carolina adults polled, 66% said they do support sanctions against Russia, but not as many said they thought sanctions would actually work.
“The poll shows that Republicans are more pessimistic that the economic sanctions will stop Russian aggression in the Ukraine. Democrats are a bit more optimistic that those sanctions will lead to Russia potentially ending its…