Poll: Republicans Overwhelmingly Support Russian Oil Ban Even if Gas Prices RiseRepublicans and Democrats agree: banning Russian oil to blunt Putin’s war on Ukraine is the right thing to do.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
A new poll shows that the decision to ban U.S. imports of Russian oil, a move demanded by both Republican and Democratic lawmakers, has garnered bipartisan support, even with the likelihood it will lead to higher gas prices.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the vast majority of Americans said they supported a ban on Russian oil imports following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, even if it results in higher prices at the pumps. 79 percent of Americans favored the U.S. banning the import of Russian oil, including 77 percent of Republicans and 72 percent of voters who said they would vote for former President Donald Trump. 88 percent of Democrats, and 94 percent of Democratic men, also favored the ban.
The Wall Street Journal contacted registered voters between March 4-7 for their poll, one day before the ban was announced.
In announcing the ban, President Biden said, “the United States is targeting the main artery of Russia’s economy” by banning Russian oil, liquefied natural gas, and coal.
“That means Russian oil will no longer be acceptable at U.S. ports, and the American people will deal another powerful blow to Putin’s war machine,” said President Biden. “Republicans and Democrats alike have been clear that we must do this.”
The Wall Street Journal poll confirms that unified support.