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Voters Say U.S.-Israel Relations Better for Middle East Than Ties to Saudis

President Trump has visited both Saudi Arabia and Israel as part of his first foreign trip as President of the United States this week. But voters believe this country’s relationship with Israel is more important to stability in the Middle East than the relationship with Saudi Arabia is.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States’ relationship with Israel has helped stability in the Middle East. Just 33% say the same of our relationship with Saudi Arabia. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 21-22, 2017 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 May 21-22, 2017 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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