Fox News poll: Most think what happens in Ukraine matters to life in the US

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Voters remain focused on the war in Ukraine and want the United States to do more.

An overwhelming majority, 85%, say what happens during the war is important to life in the United States, according to a new Fox News national survey released Wednesday. This sense of urgency is unchanged since March and includes 51% who say it is very important.

There is also a desire to help Ukrainians, with 62% saying the US should do more in its fight against Russia.

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Meanwhile, voters are expressing optimism about the situation as 71% think it is very or somewhat likely that Ukraine will survive the invasion and remain a free country and 72% approve of the job the president is doing Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

There is more bipartisan agreement on Ukraine than many issues these days. For example, more than 8 in 10 Democrats, Independents and Republicans think what happens in Ukraine matters here at home, and a sizable majority of everyone approves of Zelenskyy’s professional performance.

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Opinions on President Biden’s response to the invasion are negative by six points: 44% of voters approve and 50% disapprove. That’s an improvement from March when he was underwater by 12 points (42-54%). His ratings are underwater on handling Russia by 16 points (39-55%), an improvement from minus 21 points a month ago (38-59%).

Biden also gets sharp negative marks on climate change (-12), guns (-23), the economy (-25), crime (-26), immigration (-29) and the inflation (-39). The pandemic remains the only file where he receives a positive rating: 49% approve and 47% disapprove.

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Overall, 45% of voters approve of the job Biden is doing as president, while 53% disapprove.

Eight in 10 voters (80%) are extremely or very concerned about the invasion of Ukraine, making it a top concern, along with the country’s future (87% concerned), inflation (87%), the future of American democracy (84%), political divisions (81%) and crime (79%).

Around three-quarters worry about what is taught in schools (74%), gun laws (73%) and opiate addiction (72%), while 7 in 10 think the same about illegal immigration (71%), abortion (69%), and the banning of books (67%). Smaller majorities are concerned about climate change (57%) and coronavirus (55%). Interviews for the inquiry ended ahead of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe vs. Wade leak.

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Conducted from April 28 to May 1, 2022, under the joint direction of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R), this Fox News poll includes interviews with 1,003 registered voters nationwide who were selected at chance in a national electoral register and spoke with live interviewers on landlines and cellphones. The total sample has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Fox News’ Victoria Balara contributed to this report.

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