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Thursday, June 02, 2016

What America Thinks: We Support Our Troops

Memorial Day earlier this week honored those in the military who have given their lives for our country, but Americans have been honoring the military in Rasmussen Reports surveys for years. The armed forces consistently earn high marks for their job performance, and many have been angered by the scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs, demanding that the federal government do more for those who have served in the military.

But many voters also think 14 years is long enough for the war in Afghanistan and want the U.S. troops there to come home. Just 33% of voters think the U.S. military can adequately handle the number of missions it has these days. Fifty-five percent (55%) worry that our military is overstretched. But then half or more of voters have told us in surreys for several years that America's leaders are a little too eager to put our men and women in uniform in harm's way.