Monday, April 25, 2016
With increasing concern about the threat of terrorism here and abroad, voters are placing more importance on the war in Afghanistan, now in its 14th year, although less than half favor keeping U.S. troops there another year.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters now consider Afghanistan a vital national security interest for the United States. That’s up from 39% in late 2014 and is the highest finding in surveys since September 2012. Thirty-three percent (33%) don’t consider Afghanistan a vital national security interest, but nearly one-out-of-four voters (23%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 19-20, 2016 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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