71% of GOP Voters Say Troops Unnecessary for D.C. Security, But Democrats Disagree
With 7,000 National Guard troops deployed to Washington, D.C., during the Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump, Americans are divided along partisan lines about whether this extra security is necessary.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters say the National Guard deployment to the nation’s capital is a necessary security measure. Forty-eight percent (48%) say the troop deployment isn’t necessary. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on February 8-9, 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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