December 30, 2022 18:25 GMT
Voter Support For Ukraine Softens
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According to Morning Consult, a plurality of US voters no longer believe that the US has a responsibility to protect Ukraine from Russia.
- The Morning Consult report shows that 40% of voters believe that supporting Ukraine is a US responsibility, down from 47% in March.
- The report also shows that 24% of voters now believe that the US is doing to much to support Ukraine, down from 12% in March.
- The polling data will be a concern to US lawmakers and the White House who have declared that they will support Ukraine for "as long as it takes."
- President Biden today signed the USD$1.7 trillion FY23 omnibus which includes USD$47 billion in additional aid for Ukraine offsetting concerns that funding for Ukraine will be blocked by the GOP when it takes control of the House of Representatives next week.
Figure 1: US Voter Concern, Backing for Ukraine in 2022 (Morning Consult)