Biden asks Congress for $13 billion for Ukraine as public support drops
President Joe Biden is asking Congress to provide an additional $13 billion dollars in emergency aid to Ukraine.
One more line about specifics.
Congress is actively debating how much money it’s willing to spend on Ukraine.
House republicans want to reduce the amount, while the White House, Democrats, and key Senate Republicans including Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham want to keep it going full steam ahead.
But polling reveals public support for Ukraine aid is dropping.
A recent CNN poll found that 55% of the country believes Congress should not authorize additional funding for Ukraine. 45% said Congress should.
The data is broken down by age and party affiliation.
The only age group in which a majority support additional funding is 65 years and older. Every other age group, from 18 to 64, said congress should not authorize additional funding.
Based on party, 62% of Democrats support additional funding, but a majority of Republicans and independents do not.
Include both this survey, and Feb 2022
Respondents were also asked – Do you think the United States should do more to stop Russian military actions in Ukraine, or has it already done enough?
In this survey, 48% said the US should do more and 51% said the US has done enough. But when the same question was asked in February 2022, 62% said the US should do more and 38% said the US has done enough.
But while the poll found that Americans are less inclined to send more money and weapons, a majority do support providing military training and intelligence gathering. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.