Poll suggests that Americans are less supportive of Ukraine
- A Morning Consult poll has shown that Ukraine is not the top priority in US foreign policy.
- The Ukraine war is ranked sixth by Democrats and 10th by Republicans when it comes to foreign priorities.
- This comes as House Republicans signal their intention to slow down US aid for Kyiv.
According to the US, Russia’s war on Ukraine is not considered a top priority. a new Morning Consult pollThis is a significant development at a time when House Republicans have pledged to reduce aid to Kyiv if they gain a narrow majority in their lower chamber in the early 2023.
While the poll showed a partisan split on the top foreign policy priorities among US voters, it found Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ranks sixth among Democrats and 10th among Republicans. The poll revealed that climate change was the top foreign policy priority of Democrats, while immigration was the number one priority of Republican voters.
Polling was done earlier in the war. strong supportAmong US voters, support for US aid to Ukraine. The results echo those of other recent surveysThese reports suggest that the US’s support for Kyiv’s continued aid at current levels may be waning as the war rages. Now in its 10th month, the war against Ukraine has had ripple economic consequences, driving up energy prices and inflation.
The US has provided billions to Ukraine since President Joe Biden took office. Under the Biden administration the US has committed close to $20 billionUkraine’s security assistance. The US has provided crucial assistance to Ukraine, particularly in the form of weaponry, to help them defeat the Russian invaders.
Ukraine has regained the control roughly 55%According to a New York Times assessment, the Russians occupied the territory in February. The coming winter weather will make it difficult for Ukraine to fight the battle ahead.
“Both parties are already fighting in very muddy circumstances. They will not stop fighting once winter freezes the ground, which makes it more conducive to large-scale mechanized warfare. “As temperatures drop, combat is more likely than to intensify. according to the Institute for the Study of War,This organization has closely monitored the conflict and provided timely updates regarding the state of war.
The Biden administration asked Congress earlier this month for an additional $37.7 billionIn aid to Ukraine, which could pass before Democrats lose control in the House. The House’s new Republican majority has indicated that it will not support massive aid packages to Kyiv.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, widely expected to assume the speaker’s chair, stated last month that Congress is not ready for him. should not be offering a “blank check”Ukraine
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Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican, was the top Republican on Sunday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee. told ABC’s “This Week”The GOP will provide “more oversight, transparency and accountability” for Ukraine’s aid.
McCaul stated, “We’re certainly not going to write a check blank.” McCaul said, “Does this diminish our determination to help the Ukraine people fighting? No. We will, however, do it in a responsible manner.”
Similar, Ohio’s top Republican, Rep. Mike Turner, told ABC Sunday that “we don’t need to pass $40Billion, large Democrat bills to send $8 billion to Ukraine.”
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