Seventy-three percent of Americans support U.S. efforts to supply Ukraine with weapons, the highest level of support since Russia started the large-scale aggression against Ukraine in February.
The poll was conducted by Reuters and Ipsos multinational research and consulting company, Ukrinform reports.
“Seventy-three percent of Americans support U.S. efforts to supply Ukraine with weapons, the highest level of support since Russia invaded its neighbor in February, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll completed on Tuesday,” Reuters informs.
A previous Reuters/Ipsos poll, conducted in late March before global outrage erupted over the discovery of slain civilians north of Kyiv, found that 68% of respondents backed shipping arms to Ukraine.
The latest poll showed solid majorities of Democrats and Republicans back U.S. sanctions on Russia and say they would prefer candidates in the Nov. 8 midterm congressional election who support military aid for Ukraine. Moreover, about half of Americans – including six in 10 Democrats and nearly half of Republicans – worry Russia could try to influence the congressional elections through misinformation and online propaganda.
With the conflict now in its third month, the poll shows that Americans rate President Joe Biden’s response to the Ukraine crisis higher than his handling of other issues including the economy and high energy prices. Some 46% of Americans – including 70% of Democrats and 24% of Republicans – approve of Biden’s performance on Ukraine, the Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Biden’s approval on the economy sat at 37%. For fuel and gas prices, Biden got only 32% approval.
A separate Reuters/Ipsos poll showed only 42% of Americans approve of Biden’s overall performance as president, near the lowest level of his presidency.
Both Reuters/Ipsos polls were conducted online, in English and throughout the United States. Each gathered responses from 1,005 adults.