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ISRAEL & THE MIDDLE EAST

  • 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.

  • Voters Think U.S. Should Stay Out of Latest Israeli-Palestinian Clash

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday and is set to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas about the recent escalation of violence in Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians, but most voters don’t want to see much more U.S. involvement in the situation. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 20-21, 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 Worry Syrian Refugees Are Threat to America

    Voters may have mixed opinions about the number of refugees the government should allow to resettle in the United States, but most are concerned that taking in a large number of Syrians poses a security threat.

    The first Full Measure-Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters believe giving thousands of Syrians asylum will make America a more dangerous place. Just seven percent (7%) think bringing in that many refugees from the war-torn country will make America safer, while 25% say it will have no impact on national security. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    Rasmussen Reports partnered with Sinclair Broadcasting Group on this survey featured on Sharyl Attkisson’s new program “Full Measure” which debuted last Sunday. Tune in to “Full Measure” with Sharyl Attkisson, featuring “Full Measure-Rasmussen Reports” polling.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 28-29, 2015 by Full Measure-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.