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November 20, 2004

51% of Democrats Want Centrist in 2008

Half (51%) of the nation's Democrats say it would be best for their party to nominate a more centrist candidate in 2008.

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October 24, 2004

Just 13% Favor Draft, Few Expect It

Just 13% of American voters favor re-instatement of a military draft for the United States. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 72% are opposed to such a step.

Perhaps because the sentiment is so overwhelming, few expect a draft anytime soon--regardless of who wins the Presidential election.

If President Bush wins, 23% of American voters believe we will have a military draft. If Senator Kerry wins, 22% believe there will be a draft. In both cases, 53% say they do not expect a draft.

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August 23, 2004

59% Favor Plan to Redeploy Troops from Europe, Korea

Initial public reaction to a proposal for reducing the number of American troops in Germany and Korea is very positive.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters favor the plan which would station more American troops in the United States while reducing our presence in nations that dominated the Cold War era. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 23% oppose the idea.