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Few Think U.S.-Saudi Relations Help Stability in the Middle East

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

President Trump praised the United States' relationship with Saudi Arabia in a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but it appears voters aren't as enthusiastic as the president.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 29% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia has helped stability in the Middle East, while 25% feel it hurts stability in that region. Twenty-six percent (26%) think U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations have had no impact on the stability of the Middle East. Another 20% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 21-22, 2018 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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