Voter Support for Taiwan Doesn’t Include Sending U.S. Ground Troops


Voter Support for Taiwan Doesn’t Include Sending U.S. Ground Troops

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Most voters are willing to commit U.S. naval and air power to defending Taiwan against a Chinese invasion, but draw the line at sending ground troops to fight in such a conflict.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 79% of Likely U.S. Voters would support the United States imposing economic sanctions on China for invading Taiwan, including 60% who would Strongly Support sanctions. Only 12% would oppose sanctions if China invaded Taiwan. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 900 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on February 13-15, 2023 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research.

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