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36% Give Positive Marks to Obama Administration’s Libya Policy

Just over one-in-three voters now look positively on the Obama administration’s handling of the situation in Libya.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 36% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the way the administration has responded to the situation in Libya as good or excellent. That’s down five points from 41% a month ago and the lowest positive findings since President Obama ordered U.S. military action to aid the anti-government rebels in Libya in mid-March.  Twenty-eight percent (28%) rate the administration’s Libyan response as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Positive marks for the administration’s response to events in Libya peaked at 43% in late March following the president’s televised address to the nation explaining his decision to commit U.S. military forces to the overthrow of longtime dictator Moammar Gaddafi. 

Sixty percent (60%) of Democrats now give the administration good or excellent marks for its response to events in Libya, a view shared by just 18% of Republicans and 28% of voters not affiliated with either party.

Only 26% of all voters feel the United States should continue its military actions in Libya.  Forty-two percent (42%) are opposed, and 32% are undecided.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 10-11, 2011 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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