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17% See War with Iran As Very Likely Within Five Years

Most voters are aware that the United States has accused Iran of attempting to assassinate the ambassador from Saudi Arabia in this county and think there’s a good chance America will be at war with Iran in the near future.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that the United States will end up in a war with Iran in the next five years or so. However, only 17% think it’s Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 32% feel a war with Iran is unlikely in the next five or so years, but that includes only five percent (5%) who think it is Not At All Likely. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

Republicans and voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties think war with Iran is more likely than Democrats do. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of the Political Class believe war with Iran is unlikely, but 64% of Mainstream voters disagree and feel a war between the United States and the rogue Middle Eastern nation is likely in the next few years.

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