51% Think U.S. Should Withdraw All Troops From Europe
Mitt Romney is criticizing President Obama for making major cuts in defense spending and accuses him of undercutting America’s NATO alliance with its European allies. But voters continue to question the current level of U.S. defense spending, and most favor withdrawing all U.S. troops from Europe.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the United States should remove all its troops from Western Europe and let the Europeans defend themselves. Only 29% disagree, but another 20% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 20-21, 2012 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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