If faced with the same situation plaguing Ukrainians, what would Americans do?
Well, Quinnipiac University sought to find out, and, as with most things, the results varied from party to party.
If the U.S. were attacked, 55 percent of Americans say they'd stay and fight, while 38 percent said they'd leave and get out of Dodge, according to poll conducted by the university. But when analyzed on a partisan basis, a majority of Republicans and independents — 68 percent and 57 percent, respectively — said they'd stay and fight, while 52 percent of Democrats said they'd opt to leave.
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However, 40 percent of Democrats say they would stay and take up arms. Twenty-five percent of Republicans and 36 percent of independents, conversely, would flee.
Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,374 U.S. adults from March 4-6. Results have a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points. See more results at Quinnipiac.
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