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66% Say Keep U.S. Troops Out of Places Not Vital to National Interest

After an ambush in Niger left four U.S. soldiers dead earlier this month, many legislators questioned the number of U.S. troops around the world. But while most voters continue to believe American soldiers shouldn’t be in places where it isn’t vital to the country's national interest, that number has dipped to its lowest level in years. 

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 24-25, 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 October 24-25, 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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