Friday, June 02, 2017
President Trump just recently returned from his first foreign trip where he told our reticent allies in the Middle East and Europe that they need to do more for their own defense, but now an unprecedented number of voters believes the United States should listen to its allies instead.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s better for the United States to do what its allies want more often rather than our allies doing what the United States wants, the highest finding in more than 10 years of regular surveying. Since 2009, that number has remained between just eight (8%) and 15%. The current finding is five points above the previous high of 34% last reached in September 2008. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on May 29-30, 2017. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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