According to a new poll from the Wall Street Journal, more and more Republicans are growing skeptical of continuing the seemingly unending supply of funds and equipment being handed over to Ukraine as its war with Russia continues to drag on inconclusively.
Military and financial help to Ukraine has emerged as one of several political flashpoints in the run up to a major midterm election.
Some Republicans in the House of Representatives are questioning the continued flow of aid, claiming that it is difficult to justify the massive expenditure in light of major issues such as rising inflation and economic instability.
According to the current study, 30% of respondents say the government is doing too much to support Ukraine, up from 6% in a March Journal poll.
Republicans now believe the United States is doing too much, up from 6% in the prior poll.
The proportion of Republican voters who believe the United States isn’t doing enough to assist Ukraine has dropped to 17%, down from 61% in March.
Among those polled, 81% of Democrats supported greater financial help for Ukraine, while 35% of Republicans and 45% of independents agreed.
Since Russia started its invasion in February, the Biden administration has delivered over $18 billion in security aid to Ukraine.
Support in Congress for increasing aid to Ukraine is eroding, as many Republicans in the House question if the money would be better spent against China and addressing the country’s economic woes.
Lawmakers are debating whether to enact a multibillion-dollar aid package for Ukraine before the end of the year in order to preemptively pass more spending before an expected GOP congress can be sworn in this January.