Poll shows nearly even split on granting more aid to Ukraine

A poll released on Tuesday showed a nearly even split in the United States over further aid to Ukraine in its war with Russia.

The poll, conducted by Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies Study from January 20-24 and published by NBC News, shows that 49% of respondents said Congress should provide more funding and weapons to Ukraine, while 47% said it shouldn’t.

The margin of error was about 3%.

Congress has committed more than $113 billion in aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded the country in February 2022.

The poll also showed that more people disapproved of President Joe Biden’s handling of the Russia-Ukraine war than they approved of. The poll showed that 50% disapproved of his manipulation and 41% approved. Four percent had no opinion and 5% said they were unsure.

The poll came as the Biden administration considered sending Abrams M1A2 tanks to Ukraine, which it had held back for months, fearing the tanks were escalating and too difficult to operate and maintain for locals. Ukrainian forces.

Biden announced on Wednesday (January 25) that he had decided to purchase 31 tanks for Ukraine, which will likely take months or even more than a year to arrive. He presented the decision as part of helping Ukraine defend itself against Russia and not as a “threat” to Russia.

The tanks were part of a $400 million aid package, bringing the total military support the Biden administration has pledged to Ukraine to more than $27 billion.

After the tank announcement, both Democratic and Republican senators hailed the decision, with Republicans calling it belated.

Only Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) immediately criticized the decision, tweeting: “Another war forever – as China rages on, undeterred.

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