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Voters Want Foreign Policy Focused on Protecting America First

Thursday, February 07, 2013

A third of U.S. voters believe President Obama’s foreign policy tends to blame America first, while a slightly larger number thinks congressional Republicans instinctively send Americans first to resolve international conflicts. Voters overwhelmingly want a policy that protects the United States first.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the president’s foreign policy is designed to protect America first. Thirty-one percent (31%) think his policy is to blame America first. Only eight percent (8%) believe he is willing to send Americans first.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 31-February 1, 2013 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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