CNN Poll: Majority of Americans Against Increasing Funding for Ukraine in Conflict with Russia
According to a recent CNN poll, a majority of Americans are against the United States continuing to send aid to Ukraine as its war against R...
Majority of Americans Oppose Continued Aid to Ukraine
According to a recent CNN poll, a majority of Americans are against the United States continuing to send aid to Ukraine as its war against Russia continues. The poll found that 55% of respondents believe Congress should not approve additional funding to Ukraine, while 45% support more funding. Additionally, 51% of Americans believe that the U.S. has already done enough to support Ukraine, while 48% think the U.S. should do more. These findings are a significant shift from a previous CNN poll conducted shortly after Russia's invasion in February 2022, which showed that 62% of Americans wanted the U.S. to do more to help Ukraine.
Partisan Divide on Aid for Ukraine
According to a recent CNN poll conducted in July, there is a partisan divide among Americans regarding continued aid for Ukraine. The poll found that 71% of Republicans oppose providing more funding to Ukraine, while 62% of Democrats support sending additional assistance. Among liberal Democrats, 74% support more funding for Ukrainian forces, while 51% of moderate Democrats feel the same way. On the other hand, conservative Republicans are the most likely to oppose any further aid to Ukraine, with 76% opposing any additional funding for the country. The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.
Views on Providing Weapons and Military Intervention
A recent poll found that a majority of Democrats support providing weapons to Ukraine, while only 39% of independents and 30% of Republicans share the same view. However, Americans from all political backgrounds generally agree that the U.S. should not send its own forces into Ukraine, with only 20% of respondents supporting such an escalation. This support for military intervention is slightly higher among Democrats at 19%, independents at 18%, and Republicans at 16%.
The US has provided significant aid to Ukraine, with Congress approving $113 billion in aid in the first year of the conflict. Last month, the State Department announced an additional $400 million in arms and equipment, including cluster bombs. These bombs are banned by most countries due to concerns about their inhumane nature and the long-lasting danger posed by unexploded fragments.