Voters Believe General Milley, Not Biden, on Afghanistan Withdrawal
After the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff contradicted President Joe Biden’s statements about plans for the U.S. withdrawal Afghanistan, a majority of voters think Gen. Mark Milley is telling the truth – and say his plan was better than Biden’s.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters think keeping 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan – as Milley testified this week he recommended to Biden – would have been better than a complete U.S. troop withdrawal. Twenty-four percent (24%) disagree, favoring the decision to withdraw completely from Afghanistan, while 16% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on September 29-30, 2021 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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