Majority of Republicans oppose Ukraine aid as partisan divide grows: poll
The big picture: As Ukraine's war with Russia has worn on, Republican lawmakers have increasingly disputed President Biden's plans to continue providing aid to Kyiv and a divide has formed among voters.
By the numbers: Among all voters surveyed, 55% said they supported more funding and military aid to Ukraine, the same amount who said they supported giving more aid to Israel.
- Of Republicans surveyed, 35% said they supported additional Ukraine aid, compared to 77% of Democrats, per NBC News.
Zoom in: Among Republicans there are clear divisions on the issue, too.
- About three out of four Republicans who said they support former President Trump oppose Ukraine aid, according to the survey.
- Those who reported that they do not support Trump are more evenly split on continuing to help Ukraine.
State of play: A top Ukrainian general warned earlier this month that the country's counteroffensive against Russia had reached a stalemate.
- Public support for Ukraine aid has also been dropping. About two in five Americans believe the U.S. is doing "too much" to help Ukraine, according to a Gallup survey published earlier this month.
- At the time, 62% of Republicans said that they thought the U.S. is doing too much to help Ukraine — up from 50% in June, according to Gallup.
- In a surprise visit to Kyiv on Monday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin pledged support to Ukraine's war effort "now and into the future."
Methodology: This NBC News poll was conducted Nov. 10-14 and surveyed 1,000 registered voters. The margin of error was ± 3.1 percentage points.