A growing swath of Americans is becoming less enthusiastic about United States support to Ukraine, according to a new Pew Research Century survey released this week.
According to Newsmax, 26% of Americans polled now believe the government is sending too much military support to Kyiv, which is six points greater than a September poll, and 19 points more than a February poll.
However, a majority still support aid for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his country; 31% said that the U.S is providing the appropriate amount of support, and 20% believe the U.S. should give Ukraine even more taxpayer-derived assistance.
“The shift in opinion is largely due to the increasing percentage of Republicans who say the U.S. is providing too much support to Ukraine, with 40% of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents saying this, up from 32% in the fall.
Only 15% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say the U.S. is providing Ukraine too much support. However, this number is up from only 5% who said so just after the Kremlin invasion last year.
Public attention to the war in Ukraine is little changed recently, with 65% saying they follow news about the invasion at least somewhat closely.
The share of Americans who view the conflict as a major threat to American interests has gone down in both parties since last March, when half thought so. Currently, Republicans (29%) are far less likely than Democrats (43%) to say this.”
A day after the survey was released, former President Donald Trump published a video ripping the Biden administration’s response to the conflict, arguing that, under his tutelage, the war never would have happened.
“But even now, if I were president, I would be able to negotiate an end to this horrible and rapidly-escalating war within 24 hours,” Trump said in the clip, now circulating on Twitter.
“First comes the tanks, and then, come the nukes,” he continued.
“Get this crazy war ended NOW … It can be done, and in fact, it’s easy to get done.”
Saying the world no longer respects America, Trump concluded with a promise that, when he is president again, foreign nations will not “play these games” on the United States of America any longer.
WATCH 🚨 Trump says as President he would be able to end the ‘escalating’ Ukraine-Russia war within 24 hours pic.twitter.com/cMx9Ueqzbq
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