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• 44 percent overall disapprove of the Obama administration’s handling of the Ukraine situation.

• 67 percent of Republicans, 19 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of independents agree.

• 30 percent approve of the administration’s handling of the situation; 15 percent of Republicans, 56 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of independents agree.

• 29 percent say the U.S. should take “a firm stand” against Russia’s action in Ukraine.

• 37 percent of Republicans, 30 percent of Democrats and 25 percent of independents agree.

Source: A Pew Research Center for the People & the Press poll of 1,003 U.S. adults conducted March 6-9.

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