Voters See Win in Afghanistan As Unlikely
The United States has been at war in Afghanistan for nearly 16 years, but even following President Trump’s announcement of a troop surge there, voters remain skeptical that victory is on the horizon.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is possible for the United States to win the war in Afghanistan. Slightly more (40%) say a U.S. victory is not possible, but a sizable 23% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 21-22, 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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