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Voters See Win in Afghanistan As Unlikely

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The United States has been at war in Afghanistan for nearly 16 years, but even following President Trump’s announcement of a troop surge there, voters remain skeptical that victory is on the horizon.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is possible for the United States to win the war in Afghanistan. Slightly more (40%) say a U.S. victory is not possible, but a sizable 23% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 21-22, 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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