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ISRAEL & THE MIDDLE EAST

  • 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.

  • Voters to Obama: Yes, We Are at War with Radical Islam

    President Obama, Hillary Clinton and other senior Democrats refuse to say America is at war with “radical Islamic terrorism” for fear of insulting all Muslims, but voters beg to disagree.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States is at war with radical Islamic terrorism. Just 24% share the president’s position and disagree. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 17-18, 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.

  • Most Say ‘No’ to Syrian Refugees In Their State

    President Obama says the Syrian refugees he hopes to move here are no more dangerous than tourists. The governors of more than two dozen states, citing the links between those refugees and the weekend massacres in Paris, aren’t convinced and have asked the president not to settle them in their states.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 17-18, 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.

  • Americans with Military Experience Are More Hawkish on Middle East

    Active duty military and veterans tend to favor increased U.S. combat involvement against the radical Islamic group ISIS and aren't as concerned as the American public in general about the willingness of political leaders to put soldiers' lives on the line. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,473 Military Adults was conducted from October 25 through November 2, 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 Expect More U.S. Troops to Go to Syria

    Voter confidence in the Obama administration’s fight against the radical Islamic group ISIS is down despite the president’s decision to send a small number of troops to Syria, perhaps because voters strongly suspect that more will soon be on the way. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 3-4, 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.