The US "Newsweek" reported that the latest polls showed that more than half of the American people said that if China launched an armed attack on Taiwan, they would support the United States to help defend Taiwan.
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[Compilation of Sun Yuqing/Comprehensive Report] According to a report by Newsweek in the United States, the latest poll shows that more than half of the American people said that if China launched an armed attack on Taiwan, they would support the United States to help defend Taiwan, an increase of 9% compared to August last year. ; Another 40% of the people believe that China is the biggest threat to the United States.
The results of the survey show that the American people's support for Taiwan has increased, and the Taiwan issue is a matter of great concern to both the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States.
40% of people believe that China is the biggest threat to the United States
The global polling agency Redfield & Wilson Strategies conducted a survey of 1,500 American adults who are eligible to vote on the 4th, and found that the American people's support for the United States' direct intervention in the Taiwan Strait crisis has increased from 47% in mid-August last year. It rose to 56%, of which 31% supported it, 25% strongly supported it, and only 12% opposed direct intervention.
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In addition, 41% of respondents believe that China is the "biggest threat" to US interests, higher than Russia (35%), North Korea (7%) and Iran (3%).
Most Americans have a negative perception of the Chinese government, and trust in Chinese President Xi Jinping is also low.
It is worth noting that 50% of respondents believe that the United States' defense of Taiwan from Chinese attacks is based on "treaty commitments", 48% of which are Republicans and 58% are Democrats.
The "Taiwan issue" is of great concern to the two major political parties in the United States
Kharis Templeman, an expert on Taiwan issues at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, pointed out that the United States clarified its actual position on the Taiwan issue and reiterated that the United States believes that Taiwan's international status is undecided, and that the final determination of Taiwan's status requires a peaceful and voluntary agreement between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait. etc., will benefit the United States.
Although the United States has no formal commitment to defend Taiwan, it must still be emphasized that an emergency in Taiwan will endanger the national interests of the United States.
Guo Hongjun, Director of the Taiwan Policy Program of the US think tank "Rand Corporation", said that this poll reflects that US political leaders are increasingly discussing Taiwan issues. With support for Taiwan, the outside world can see that American public opinion has changed from "don't know" and "no" to "yes" towards Taiwan.