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August 18, 2021

Afghanistan: Voters Blame Biden, Not Trump, for Taliban Takeover

Most voters aren’t buying President Joe Biden’s attempt to shift the blame for the Taliban’s sudden takeover of Afghanistan.

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June 2, 2021

Few Voters Think U.S.-Israel Relationship Better Under Biden

Amid reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be ousted by a rival political coalition, most American voters don’t think the U.S.-Israel relationship has improved since President Joe Biden took office.

May 17, 2021

Major Middle East War More Likely, Voters Say

In the wake of Hamas rocket attacks on Israel, most voters believe the risk of war in the Middle East has grown.

August 18, 2020

Voters Feel Good About Israel-UAE Accord, Middle East Peace

U.S. voters tend to see the surprise agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates as the breakthrough to peace in the Middle East and are more comfortable than they have been in years with the level of American involvement in the region.

January 23, 2020

Most Are Dubious About Talks to End Failed War in Afghanistan

The clock is still ticking on America’s longest-running war. But few voters think the war in Afghanistan has accomplished its mission, and most think it’s unlikely to have a happy ending.

January 9, 2020

39% Agree Iraq War Was ‘Worst Decision’ in U.S. History

With the Iraqi parliament demanding that the last 5,000 U.S. troops leave its country, many voters here share President Trump’s view that the invasion of Iraq was the biggest American blunder ever. Fewer than ever consider the effort a success story.

October 31, 2019

Most Say U.S. Defeating ISIS, Democrats Not So Sure

Most voters continue to view ISIS as a danger to U.S. national security but remain confident America is winning the war with the radical Islamic State terrorist group. Despite the recent killing of the two top ISIS leaders, however, Democrats are a lot less convinced that America is winning.

October 16, 2019

Democrats Value Syria A Lot More Than GOP, Unaffiliated Voters

Nearly half of voters still regard Syria as important to America’s well-being, but Democrats feel that way much more strongly than other voters.

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April 19, 2019

Voters Are Not Ready to Punish Israel for Netanyahu’s Reelection

A prominent Democratic congresswoman has called for cutting U.S. military aid to Israel following the reelection of the “Trump-like” Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister. But voters here don’t appear ready to do that.

February 18, 2019

22% Think The U.S. Is Too Supportive of Israel

Voters have long considered Israel an ally of the United States, but one-in-five now think we go too easy on them.

February 6, 2019

Voters Show Little Enthusiasm for Boycotting Israel

Support by several prominent new Democratic members of the House has raised the profile of the effort to punish Israel economically for its treatment of the Palestinians, but few voters are ready to join in.

December 28, 2018

Voters Are Far Less Gung-Ho About Middle East Involvement

On the heels of President Trump’s planned removal of troops from Syria, voters are far less likely to think the United States needs to be more hands-on in the Middle East.

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December 27, 2018

Voters Have Faith U.S. Is Beating ISIS

President Trump’s declaration that he is pulling U.S. troops from Syria has many worried about the nation’s future at the hands of the radical Islamic State Group (ISIS). He said earlier in the year that the “primary mission” in Syria was to get rid of ISIS and that America had “completed that task.” Voters agree we’re winning the war against ISIS, even if they still consider the terrorist organization a major threat.

December 26, 2018

Voters Aren’t Sold on Troop Withdrawal from Syria

President Trump, intent on getting U.S. troops out of the Middle East, has angered hawkish members of both major political parties with his decision to withdraw from Syria. Voters tend to oppose his decision as well.

October 24, 2018

Voters Feel Khashoggi Disappearance, ‘Arab NATO’ Important to National Security

According to voters, the disappearance and death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a matter of U.S. national security. But regardless of whether voters see this as a national security issue or media overreaction, most support the Trump administration’s plan to organize several Middle Eastern nations into a so-called “Arab NATO.”

October 24, 2018

Voters Support U.S. Sanctions Against Saudi Arabia In Death of Journalist

If the Saudi government was involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, most voters think the nation should be reprimanded by the United States.

May 17, 2018

51% Support U.S. Recognizing Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

As the Israelis and Palestinians clash along the Gaza Strip, voters feel much more strongly these days that the United States should recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

May 3, 2018

38% of Voters See Better U.S.-Israeli Relations Under Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week attempted to convince President Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, one of the only major world leaders to do so. A plurality of voters thought after the 2016 election that Trump would improve relations with Israel, and many now think that has come to fruition.

April 5, 2018

Fewer Voters See Syria As a Vital National Security Interest

As President Trump talks to his staff about pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, fewer voters see the war-torn nation as a vital national security interest for the United States. And nearly half continue to believe the best way to handle the Syrian crisis is to leave it alone.

March 28, 2018

Few Think U.S.-Saudi Relations Help Stability in the Middle East

President Trump praised the United States' relationship with Saudi Arabia in a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but it appears voters aren't as enthusiastic as the president.