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Voters Waver on Role of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

The Trump administration’s negotiations with the Taliban may soon bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan. Fewer voters than ever see Afghanistan as important to America’s well-being, but most still stop short of supporting a complete troop withdrawal.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 31% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Afghanistan a vital national security interest for the United States, down from a high of 45% two years ago. Thirty-six percent (36%) do not, while 32% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 4-5, 2019 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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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 4-5, 2019 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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