44% Blame U.S. Policies for Worsening Relations with Islamic World
Voter perceptions of U.S.-Islamic relations continue to deteriorate since President Obama’s highly publicized speech in Cairo, Egypt five years ago reaching out to the Islamic world. Many blame recent U.S. policies for that.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only nine percent (9%) of Likely U.S. Voters think U.S. relations with the Islamic world are better now than they were five years ago. That’s down nine points from September 2012, just after a U.S. ambassador and others were killed by Islamic extremists in Benghazi, Libya. Forty-six percent (46%) say America’s relations with that part of the world are worse than they were five years ago, little changed from two years ago. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say America’s relationship with the Islamic world is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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