Earlier we quoted former UK Defense Minister Sir Gerald Howarth who posed in a recent television interview: “Are western citizens willing to fight and die for Ukraine? It’s highly unlikely…”
Opinion polls are continuing to show waning public support for the West’s deepening involvement in the Ukrainians’ fight against Russia, given the obvious fears of sliding toward nuclear confrontation. While the opening months of the invasion last year resulted in 24/7 headlines, and a frenzy of social media posts displaying the Ukrainian flag and pledges of support, this trend has waned, and what many have dubbed “Ukraine fatigue” has long set in.
As billions in US weaponry is being shipped to eastern Europe at unprecedented pace, an increasing number of Americans see the support at taxpayer expense as now ‘too much’.
“About a quarter of Americans, 26 percent, think the U.S. support of Ukraine is too strong, according to a new Pew Research Center poll,” The Hill reports this week. “It is a percentage of people that has steadily grown since the Russian invasion of Ukraine last year and has jumped 6 points since September.”
And in particular more and more Republicans are souring on the record-setting support levels to Ukraine…
“the poll of 5,152 people, with a margin of error of 1.7 percent, found that Republican voters are following along. A total of 40 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents think the U.S. is providing too much support, according to the poll. That is up from 32 percent in September and from nine percent directly after the invasion.”
Further, as The Hill reports of the Pew survey, “In March 2022, Republicans were more likely to see the invasion as a direct threat to the U.S., but now Democrats are more likely to hold that opinion, with 43 percent holding that belief.”
Ukraine news fatigue began setting in by the end of the first two months of war…
Pew also details that it remains mainly Democrats who support Biden’s handling of the invasion: “In the Center’s new survey, about four-in-ten U.S. adults (43%) say they approve of the Biden administration’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while about a third (34%) disapprove. About two-in-ten (22%) say they are not sure. Views of the Biden administration’s response have changed little since May 2022, the last time this question was asked.”
Pew finds that “Democrats are more than twice as likely as Republicans (61% vs. 27%) to approve of the Biden administration’s response to the Russia invasion.”
In order to build back better they must destroy the old system.