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ISRAEL & THE MIDDLE EAST

  • Voters Are More Positive About U.S. Efforts in Middle East

    Voters are more confident that U.S. involvement in the Middle East has been beneficial for the region, but they remain less convinced that that involvement benefits the United States.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 26-27, 2016 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.

  • Voters Say Obama Bad for U.S.-Israel Relations, Trump Better

    U.S. voters think America’s relationship with Israel has deteriorated under President Obama but believe incoming President Trump will repair those relations. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 26-27, 2016 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.

  • Voters Are Less Concerned About Effects of U.S. Support For Israel

    Tensions between the United States and Israel have risen yet again after the former abstained from voting on a UN Security Council resolution that condemns Israeli settlements in Israel’s occupied territories, allowing the resolution to pass. Voters in the United States continue to view Israel as an important partner when it comes to U.S. national security and are less negative about how that relationship looks to other countries. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 26-27, 2016 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.

  • Voters Don’t Expect Trump To Improve Situation in Syria

    In keeping with his “America First” approach to foreign policy, President-elect Donald Trump has opposed further U.S. involvement in Syria beyond establishing safe zones to protect civilians there. Voters are still reluctant to get more involved in Syria despite the recent carnage in Aleppo but also aren’t convinced Trump will make the situation any better. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

  • Voters Show More Support For a No-Fly Zone in Syria

    The nature of U.S. involvement in the ongoing war in Syria has been one of the key foreign policy issues this presidential election season, and most voters now favor a no-fly zone in the embattled country despite increasing concern that it may bring the United States into a military confrontation with Russia.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that Syria is a vital national security interest to the United States. That’s up from 55% in May and 47% last September when the refugee crisis in Europe began making international headlines. Only 23% say Syria is not a vital national security issue, but another 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 12-13 2016 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.

  • Voters Worry About Putdown of Coup in Turkey

    Voters here tend to think the failure of the military coup in Turkey is harmful to the United States, but as with many issues overseas, it isn’t an issue of overwhelming concern.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 20-21, 2016 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.

  • Voters See ISIS As Serious, Long-Term Threat

    Following last week’s terrorist bombings in Brussels, U.S. voters remain strongly convinced that the radical Islamic State group (ISIS) is a major danger to the United States and see little chance of that threat diminishing anytime soon.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 24 and 27, 2016 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.

  • Most Are Not Ready to Send More Troops to Fight ISIS

    Voters still see the radical Islamic State group (ISIS) as a serious threat to the homeland and criticize the Obama administration’s efforts against it. But most aren't ready to send a lot of U.S. troops to Syria to fight ISIS. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 11 and 14, 2016 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.

  • 49% Want to Declare War on ISIS

    Despite the recent horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, voters here aren’t ready to take the lead in the fight against the radical Islamic State group (ISIS), but they’re close to a formal declaration of war. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 19 and 22, 2015 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.

  • Voters Criticize Obama’s, Muslims’ Responses to Terrorist Attacks

    Americans aren’t happy with President Obama’s response to the recent massacres in Paris by radical Islamic terrorists but feel even more strongly that prominent Muslims need to speak out against these atrocities.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 36% of Likely U.S. Voters give the president good or excellent marks for his reaction to the Paris killings. A plurality (45%) rates his response as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 19 and 22, 2015 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.