Democrat Voters Prioritize Ukraine Over Their Own Country's Border Security

Craig Bannister | February 21, 2024
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More Democrat voters think it’s “very important” to send military aid to Ukraine than feel the same way about securing the U.S. border, results of a new Rasmussen survey reveal.

The national survey of U.S. likely voters, conducted February 13-15, asked the following two questions:

“How important is it for the United States to send military aid to Ukraine?”

“How important is it for the United States to secure its borders?”

While more than half (54%) of Democrats say that providing aid to Ukraine is “very important,” just 47% say it’s very important to secure the nation’s borders.

Conversely, Republicans are far more likely to think it’s very important to secure the border (80%) than to provide military aid to Ukraine (20%).

Among all likely voters, 87% say it’s at least “somewhat” important to secure the border, including nearly two-thirds (63%) who think it’s “very” important. Regarding Ukraine, 64% say it’s at least somewhat important to help (36% call it “very” much so).

Concern for the border rises steadily as interest in Ukraine falls. Fifty-three percent (53%) of those who think it’s very important to help Ukraine also believe it’s very important to secure the border. But, 85% of those who think it’s not at all important to aid Ukraine think it’s essential to secure the border.

Higher-income voters are somewhat more interested in providing military aid to Ukraine. Of those making at least $100,000 annually, nearly half call it “very important,” compared to about one in three of those earning less.

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