The number of Americans who are discontented with the amount of aid the U.S. is providing Ukraine in the ongoing war against Russia has grown to 26%, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
The survey, which was released on Tuesday, revealed that 26% of Americans say the U.S. is providing too much support to Ukraine, with only 31% agreeing that the U.S. is giving the right amount of support.
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According to the survey, the latest rise in the number of Americans who say the U.S. is providing too much aid to Ukraine is mostly down to the growing number of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents, with 40% of them holding the view. The figure showed a rise from 32% in the fall and 9% in March when the war had just started.
NEW % of each saying US is providing too much support to Ukraine:
March 2022 9%
May 2022 17%
Sept 2022 32%
Jan 2023 40%
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The Democrats, who seemed to be in support of providing endless assistance to Ukraine, have also started to see an increase in the number of those who say the U.S. is doing too much. According to the survey, 15% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents hold the view that the U.S. is providing too much assistance, up from 5% in March.
The survey also showed a partisan gap among Americans who think the war poses a significant threat to U.S. interests, with Republicans (29%) less likely to hold the view than their Democrat counterpart (43%).
Although more significant among Republicans, the latest figure shows a massive change in mood in both parties. In March, Americans from both sides of the political aisle ( 51% Republicans and 50% Democrats) were almost unanimous in their opinion that the Russian invasion poses a threat to America’s interest.
Around 43% of American adults (four in ten) approve of President Joe Biden’s administration’s response to the Russia-Ukraine war, with 34% saying they disapprove. A Majority of Democrats (61%) unsurprisingly approve of Biden’s response, while just 27% of their Republicans approve.