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A recent poll by The Associated Press/NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicates that almost half of US adults believe the government is allocating too much funding to Ukraine during its conflict with Russia.
According to the poll, 45% of respondents view the current aid as excessive, a decrease from the 52% observed in October. Despite the overall decline in opposition, a substantial portion of Republican respondents, 59%, still consider the aid as excessive, though this figure has reduced from 69% in October.
The survey also reveals a slight increase in the number of people who deem the current aid as appropriate, with 38% of participants expressing this view, compared to October’s 37%. Notably, Republican support for the current level of aid has increased, with almost 30% agreeing that the funding is about right, a rise from 20% in the previous month.
Among Democrats, support for providing weapons to Ukraine stands at 57%, contributing to the overall 48% of the public in favor of this measure. The approval for sending direct government funds to Ukraine is also higher among Democrats at 54%, compared to only 24% among Republicans.
This comes as Congress has yet to pass the White House’s emergency supplemental request, including $61 billion in aid for Ukraine.
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The poll, conducted from November 2-6 among 1,239 adults, carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.