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55% of Americans are not in favor of Congress authorizing additional funding to support Ukraine

According to a recent poll conducted by CNN and SSRS, it has been found that a majority of Americans, accounting for 55%, are not in favor of Congress authorizing additional funding to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia. Conversely, less than half of Americans, amounting to 45%, express support for Congress providing more funding to Ukraine.

Interestingly, the poll also indicated that the perception of whether the United States has done enough to aid Ukraine has shifted over time. In a previous SSRS poll from February 2022, conducted shortly after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, only 38% of Americans believed that the U.S. had done enough, while a substantial majority of 62% expressed the opinion that the country should do more. However, in the latest poll, it was revealed that the percentage of Americans who think the U.S. has done enough has increased to 51%, with 48% still suggesting that the country should do more.

Providing insights into the financial support rendered by the United States to Ukraine, data from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy reveals that in the first year following Russia's invasion, the U.S. provided $47 billion in aid to Ukraine. This amount is approximately twice the aid offered by the European Union countries.

Notably, it is worth mentioning that the aforementioned aid figure may be substantially higher. In fact, in June, Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana and Senator Krysten Sinema of Arizona jointly proclaimed that the U.S. has actually contributed over $113 billion in aid to Ukraine since the beginning of the war.

Furthermore, when considering American sentiment towards President Biden's handling of the U.S. relationship with Russia, it remains relatively stable compared to the previous year. In both February 2022 and in the latest survey, 56% of respondents expressed their disapproval of his approach to Washington's relationship with Moscow.

Conducted from July 1-31, the poll consisted of a random sample of 1,279 adults, with a margin of error of 3.7%. Overall, these findings shed light on the diverse opinions held by Americans regarding U.S. support for Ukraine and reveal how perspectives are evolving over time.

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