Poll: 75 percent say US should not get involved after Haitian president assassinated

An overwhelming majority of registered voters say the U.S. should not get involved in Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse earlier this month, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Seventy-five percent of registered voters in the July 20-21 survey said the U.S. should not get involved, while a quarter said the opposite.

Voters across demographics including party lines appear aligned on this issue.

Eighty-four percent of Republicans, 78 percent of independents and 65 percent of Democrats said the U.S. should not get involved in Haiti after Moise’s assassination.

Among the 25 percent of voters overall who do believe U.S. involvement is warranted, 49 percent said Washington should send both investigators and military assistance.

Twenty-six percent of those who say the U.S. should get involved believe it should send investigators but should not send military assistance, and 25 percent said it should send humanitarian assistance but stay out of the politics of Haiti.

Haiti requested U.S. troops following Moïse’s assassination to help protect critical infrastructure amid rising turmoil in the country.

The Biden administration told Reuters and The New York Times that there were no plans to provide U.S. military assistance to Haiti at this time.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 949 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 3.18 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte

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