Is American support for Ukraine wavering?
Americans are growing weary of the US's support for Ukraine, a new poll suggests.
A new poll showed that many Americans are growing impatient with the US government's support of Ukraine and want to see diplomatic efforts to put an end to the conflict before aid can continue.
A survey by the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and Data for Progress found that 57% of likely voters support the US pursuing diplomatic negotiations to end the war in Ukraine as soon as possible, even if doing so necessitates Ukraine making concessions to Russia.
Only 32% of respondents said they were either strongly or somewhat against it.
Additionally, nearly half of the respondents (47%) said they would only support the continuation of US military assistance to Ukraine if the US was actively engaged in ongoing diplomatic efforts to put an end to the conflict, while 41% said they would support the continuation of US military assistance to Ukraine whether or not the US was actively engaged in such efforts.
According to 49% of likely voters, the Biden administration and Congress need to do more to advance diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the war, while 37% believe they have already made sufficient efforts in this area.
48% of likely US voters oppose the US continuing to support Ukraine at the current level if there is sustained economic hardship around the world, including in the US, as per the poll.
Only four out of ten Americans, according to the poll, are somewhat or strongly in favor of the US continuing to support Ukraine with its current level of aid.
The poll also revealed that 33% of Americans either somewhat or strongly support continuing aid to Ukraine in the event that gas prices and the cost of goods in the US rise, compared to 58% of Americans who either oppose it somewhat or strongly.
The majority of survey participants (57%) also expressed the opinion that the Russia-Ukraine conflict will be resolved through negotiations between the two nations, and 61% said they believed the conflict had some financial impact on them.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the US has given Ukraine lethal weapons worth more than $15 billion.
Numerous arms packages, including anti-tank missiles, air defense systems, and long-range rocket artillery, have been delivered to the Ukrainian armed forces by the US and other allies. These weapons not only fueled the war but also prepared for a long war in Ukraine amid the global energy crisis and rising fear of an escalating global food price crisis.