POLL: More Americans are Growing Tired of US Involvement in Ukraine 

As the one-year anniversary of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine approaches, Americans appear to be growing tired of supporting the United States’ proxy war in Ukraine. 

Ever since Russia launched its invasion of  Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the US and its allies in NATO have launched a massive sanctions campaign against Russia, while also arming Ukraine to the teeth in an attempt to bleed Russia out.

According to a Pew Research study, 26% of Americans believe the US is providing too much aid to Ukraine, whereas 31% indicated that it is providing the right amount of aid. Only 20% want the US to deploy additional military aid to Ukraine. 

The growing discontent with the US providing military aid to Ukraine is largely due to the increasing number of Republicans who believe the US is supplying excessive amounts of aid to Ukraine. 

Currently, 40% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents believe the US is providing too much aid to Ukraine.

When it comes to Russia being perceived as a major threat to US interests, Republicans and Democrats initially held similar views on the issue in March 2022, right after the launch of Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine. 51% of Republicans and 50% of Democrats held this view. 

However, these views have largely become polarized along partisan lines in recent months. Republicans are less likely to express these views about Russia (43%) than Democrats (29%)

Nationalists must take advantage of this opening present in the GOP base. Many of these voters are tired of the neoconservative consensus that has traditionally dominated the party and want the US to focus on its internal affairs and shore up its border — where the principal national security threats lie. 

If nationalists want to score quick wins, they should be steadfast opponents of US interventions in Eurasia, and instead focus on securing the US border.

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