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36% Think U.S., Allies Winning War on Terror

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Confidence in the U.S. fight against terrorism continues to fall as the number of voters who believe the United States is too involved in the Middle East grows. But voters still consider economic threats to be more of a danger than terrorist attacks.

Thirty-six percent (36%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty-six percent (26%) say the terrorists are winning, while 30% think neither side is. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 16-17, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. 

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