Support of Ukraine in its conflict with Russia is waning, specifically with conservative voters.
Over half of conservative voters believe Canada should not support Ukraine in its battle against Russia, according to a recent poll by Pallas Data.
51% of Conservative Party voters said they disagree with Canada’s support of Ukraine in its armed conflict with Russia, while 10% remain indifferent.
The results come as the Russia-Ukraine conflict enters its 21st month. Conservatives often display a deep mistrust of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, citing problems with corruption in the country.
A majority of conservative voters believe that Canada should prioritize domestic issues, and not get involved with foreign conflicts.
This was corroborated by another survey by Pallas Data which suggests 54% of conservative voters believe Canada should pay less attention to problems overseas.
While the leader of the Conservative Party (CPC), Pierre Poilievre, was initially supportive of funding Ukraine in its battle against Russia, pressure from influential conservatives may cause him to reconsider his stance.
Fighting and air strikes in Ukraine have lead to nearly 22,000 civilian casualties and over 10 million displaced people. 17.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, according to a recent report by the Council on Foreign Relations.
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