Poll: More say US defense isn’t strong enough, but most are content
By: Joe Gould
WASHINGTON ― As progressives work to cut President Joe Biden’s flat defense budget request for 2022 ― and Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., push to increase it ― public views are not expected to provide much momentum to either side.
Biden’s pullout from the 20-year-old war in Afghanistan isn’t seen as an animating issue either, according to a Gallup poll released Friday.
Though 35 percent of people surveyed said U.S. national defense isn’t strong enough (up from 25 percent a year ago), 50 percent said the country’s defense is “just right,” according to the poll. By contrast, 14 percent said America’s national defense is stronger than it needs to be.https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2021/04/26/poll-more-say-us-defense-isnt-strong-enough-but-most-are-content/