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Voters Say Stay the Course in Afghanistan

Monday, April 24, 2017

The United States dropped their biggest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS camp in Afghanistan earlier this month, and while nearly half of voters still see the Middle East nation as a national security interest, they’re not convinced the situation there is likely to change.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Afghanistan a vital national security interest for the United States, tying the highest finding since 2012. Thirty-two percent (32%) do not, but 23% are not sure. These findings are virtually unchanged from a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 17-18, 2017 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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