Voters remain focused on the war in Ukraine and want the United States to do more.
An overwhelming majority, 85%, says what happens in the war matters to life in the U.S., according a new Fox News national survey released Wednesday. That sense of urgency is unchanged since March, and includes 51% who say it matters a great deal.
There also continues to be a desire to help the Ukrainians, with 62% saying the U.S. should do more in their fight against Russia.
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Meanwhile, voters express 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 another 72% approve of the job Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is doing.
There’s more bipartisan agreement on Ukraine than many issues these days. For instance, more than 8 in 10 Democrats, independents, and Republicans think what happens in Ukraine matters here at home, and sizable majorities of each approve of Zelenskyy’s job performance.
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Views on President Biden’s response to the invasion are negative by six points: 44% of voters approve and 50% disapprove. That’s an improvement since 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 net negative marks on climate change (-12), guns (-23), the economy (-25), crime (-26), immigration (-29), and inflation (-39). The pandemic remains the only issue 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 (80%) voters are extremely or very concerned about the invasion of Ukraine, making it a top concern, along with the future of the country (87% concerned), inflation (87%), the future of American democracy (84%), political divisions (81%), and crime (79%).
About three-quarters worry about what’s taught in schools (74%), gun laws (73%) and opioid addiction (72%), while 7 in 10 feel that way about illegal immigration (71%), abortion (69%), and book banning (67%). Smaller majorities are concerned about climate change (57%) and coronavirus (55%). Interviewing for the survey ended before the draft Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade leaked.
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Conducted April 28-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 randomly selected from a national voter file and spoke with live interviewers on both 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.