New Poll Shows Surprising Number of Americans Now Believe U.S. Sending Too Much to Ukraine

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In light of its conflict with Russia, nearly half of U.S. adults believe Ukraine is receiving an excessive amount of funding, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

However, opposition to aid has decreased since last month, and this decline appears to be fueled by a decline in Republican opposition.

The percentage of respondents to the most recent survey by The Associated Press/NORC Center for Public Affairs who believe the United States spends too much on aid to Ukraine has decreased from 52% in October to 45%.

Nonetheless, significant Republican opposition to aid persists, as 59 percent of GOP respondents believe the government spends excessive amounts on aid.

This represents a decline from October, when 69 percent of respondents held the same view.

In contrast, since October, the percentage of respondents who believe current expenditure is “about right” has increased to 38%. Nearly 30 percent of Republicans now believe that expenditure is reasonable, up from 20 percent the previous month.

Democrats appear to hold a more robust stance on Ukraine in a variety of domains.

Almost half of the population, or 48%, supports arming Ukraine; 57% of Democrats and 42% of Republicans hold this view.

Approximately two-fifths of American adults—24% Republicans and 24% Democrats—support transferring government funds directly to Ukraine.

The White House’s emergency supplemental request for funds designated for national security, Ukraine aid, and Israel aid has not been approved by Congress as of yet.

Ukraine would receive $61 billion from this bundle.

The survey of 1,239 adults was conducted by the AP-NORC from November 2-6; its margin of sampling error is 3.9 percentage points.

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