51% Want All U.S. Troops Out of Afghanistan Next Year
The United States has proposed a security deal to Afghanistan that would leave some U.S. troops in that country after next year, but just over half of U.S. voters want all troops out of Afghanistan by then.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States should withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by 2014 and leave Afghan troops to fight the Taliban on their own. Thirty-eight percent (38%) would rather some U.S. troops remain in the country after next year. Ten percent (10%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
the Taliban on their own. Thirty-eight percent (38%) would rather some U.S. troops remain in the country after next year. Ten percent (10%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 21-22, 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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