US Voters View Ukraine-Russia War As Stalemate For First Time, Survey Says

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The majority of U.S. voters view the Ukraine-Russia War as a stalemate for the first time, a December 2023 survey found.

Approximately 52% of prospective American voters believe the war is a stalemate, a 45% increase from May 2023, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of 1,007 people conducted from Dec. 26 to Dec. 28. This is the first time respondents answered that the two countries have faced a stalemate since the war began in February 2022, according to the survey.

Only 14% of potential U.S. voters believe Russia is winning against Ukraine, down 17% since last May, the survey found. Approximately 19% of potential U.S. voters believe Ukraine is winning against Russia, down 25% since last May. The remaining 16% of respondents reported they are unsure which country is winning. (RELATED: ‘Killed All These People’: Tucker, Massie Discuss Why D.C. Supports ‘Billions’ For Ukraine In War ‘They Cannot Win’)

Ukrainian military planners are reportedly worried about a dwindling supply of fighting men as a failed counter-offensive and rocky Western support forebode months of years of more brutal combat with the larger Russian army. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy characterized the summer counteroffensive against Russia as a disappointment and said it failed to achieve its expansive goal of pushing Russian forces back to pre-2014 lines.