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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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.

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