Poll: Should Canada Continue to Support Ukraine?
Most Canadians say yes, except Conservatives
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is now in its 21st month and, barring a surprise withdrawal by Vladimir Putin's troops, there is no resolution in sight.
From the outset of the conflict in February 2022, several Western countries, including Canada, imposed economic sanctions on Russia and offered Ukraine both military and diplomatic support. However, with the war dragging on and Russia continuing its online campaign of discord across the West, support for Ukraine has begun to wane — particularly in the United States.
According to a recent Ipsos/Reuter poll, only 41% of Americans surveyed were in favour of Washington supplying arms to Ukraine, down from 46% last May. American patience is being sorely tested by the lack of progress demonstrated at the front since the start of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, which is largely supported by weapons from Western allies, including Canada.
Upcoming elections in the United States and Canada will have a major influence on the future of this military aid. How do Canadians feel about support for Ukraine? We present today the last instalment of Pallas Data's latest Canadian survey shows that Canadians are still more likely than their neighbours to be in favour.
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