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    A Republican victory in congressional elections could dampen U.S. support for Ukraine, The Washington Post reported. According to Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, in the event of the transition of the House of Representatives under the control of the Republican Party, it is likely that the allocation of additional financial assistance to Kyiv will be suspended. Recent polls show that the majority of US citizens still feel the need to help Ukraine, but among Republicans, a very impressive number of voters believe that Washington is spending too much on supporting Kyiv. Meanwhile, the forecasts still promise the Republicans a victory in the House of Representatives on November 8 and show approximately equal chances of the parties to succeed in the battle for the Senate.

    Americans have taken it for granted that the United States is “deeply involved in this conflict, both practically and morally,” according to an article by The Washington Post. And although the majority still considers it necessary to help Ukraine, a significant part of the republican electorate expresses dissatisfaction with the amounts that are directed to support Kyiv. On the one hand, there has long been a bipartisan consensus in Washington about the need to confront Russia and impose sanctions on it until Moscow reverses its course. On the other hand, disagreements often arise over the provision of financial and military assistance to Ukraine.

    For example, as The Washington Post recalls, in May, 57 Republicans in the House of Representatives voted against a $40 billion aid package. they were actively encouraged by various conservative groups and organizations such as Heritage Action for America. According to opponents of sending money to Ukraine, the US is spending too much money on this conflict to the detriment of solving problems within America. At the same time, some of the most conservative representatives of the Republicans in the House of Representatives, who are included in the so-called Trumpist category (for example, Matt Goetz from Florida or Marjorie Taylor Green from Georgia) openly promise to oppose new tranches to Kyiv. And Paul Anthony Gosar from Arizona once said: “Ukraine is not our ally. Russia is not our enemy.”

    The latest $12 billion bailout package submitted to Congress by the Joe Biden administration is now projected to win bicameral support. However, according to Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, after the November 8 elections and if the Republicans win, everything can change.

    Of course, the words of the Democratic senator can be considered an element of the election campaign – after all, such rhetoric should largely influence the minds of those undecided voters who consider it important to continue supporting Ukraine. However, it’s not just Chris Murphy who talks about this. Thus, as reported by Defense News, high-ranking members of the leadership of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives are not going to commit themselves to continue to provide assistance to Kyiv in the event of victory in the upcoming elections.

    It is important to understand that so far the majority of Republicans in both chambers somehow support the allocation of funds to Ukraine, and opponents of such a policy are the most conservative circles associated with the figure of ex-president Donald Trump. But after November 8, the proportion of such – “obliged to Trump” – among Republican congressmen should increase, since the former US leader has made and continues to make a lot of efforts to promote precisely his candidates.

    Meanwhile, as the latter shows Poll Gallup, 24% of Americans believe that the United States is spending “too much” on support for Ukraine, 38% believe that the allocated funds are not enough, and 36% are satisfied with the current volumes help. However, among Republicans of those who perceive spending as unnecessary, there are 43%. Satisfied with the amount of funding for Kyiv 26%, 30% consider them insufficient. For Democrats, the picture is just the opposite: 9% believe that they are spending “too much”, 46% – “not enough”, 44% – “just right”. Among undecided voters, 28% say spending is too high and 35% think it is not enough.

    Another Gallup poll found that 46% of Republicans are in favor of ending the conflict as soon as possible, “even through territorial concessions to Russia.” 50% of the party’s electorate are sure that it is necessary to continue supporting Kyiv until Ukraine regains control over the territories, “even if this prolongs the conflict.”

    Among Democrats, there are only 19% of such people, among undecided – 34%. In total, 66% of Americans are in favor of further support for Kyiv, while 31% are against it. ), it is “most likely” that the Republicans will win a majority in the House of Representatives, and parity remains in the battle for the Senate for now. This is also supported by the latest poll NBC News, where the sympathies of the respondents were distributed between Republicans and Democrats by 46%.

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