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War on Terror Update

Voters Say U.S., Allies Winning War on Terror

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Even though a plurality of voters still think the United States has the upper hand in the War on Terror, they don’t give praise to President Trump for it.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror. That’s up from 39% in August but down from 45% in January just before Trump took office.

Just 17% think the terrorists are winning, but 35% say neither side is winning. This shows little change from the previous survey, but the number who say the terrorists are winning has been on the decline since 2014.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 5-6, 2017 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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