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War on Terror Update

30% Think Terrorists Are Winning War on Terror

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Belief that terrorists are winning the War on Terror is at its highest level in three years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror. That's up from 36% in October but down from a high of 55% in May 2011 just after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Thirty percent (30%) now believe the terrorists are winning the war, up from 26% three months ago  and the highest level of pessimism since January 2011. Twenty-three percent (23%) think neither side is winning.  (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 19-20, 2014 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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