Almost half of U.S. adults say an excessive amount of funding goes to Ukraine amid its conflict with Russia, in keeping with a brand new ballot launched Wednesday.
Opposition to assist, nevertheless, is down from final month and appears to be pushed by a decline in opposition from Republicans.
Within the newest ballot from The Related Press/NORC Heart for Public Affairs, 45 p.c of these surveyed stated the U.S. authorities is spending an excessive amount of on support to Ukraine, down from 52 p.c in October.
Republican opposition to assist, nevertheless, stays sturdy, with 59 p.c of GOP respondents saying the federal government is spending an excessive amount of on support. That’s down from 69 p.c who stated the identical in October.
Thirty-eight p.c of respondents stated present spending is “about the correct amount,” up barely from October. Amongst Republicans, practically 30 p.c stated spending is about proper, up from 20 p.c final month.
Help for Ukraine seems to be extra strong amongst Democrats throughout a swath of classes. Almost half of the general public, 48 p.c, helps offering weapons to Ukraine — 57 p.c of Democrats and 42 p.c of Republicans.
About 4 in 10 U.S. adults help sending authorities funds on to Ukraine — 54 p.c of Democrats and 24 p.c of Republicans.
Congress has but to cross the White Home’s emergency supplemental request for funds for nationwide safety, Ukraine support and Israel support. That package deal would come with $61 billion for Ukraine, which Biden administration stated is important for the war-torn nation.
The AP-NORC ballot was performed Nov. 2-6 amongst 1,239 adults, and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.9 share factors.
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