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Rasmussen Reports released a new national phone and online survey that shows 32 percent of likely U.S. voters believe U.S. military forces should be withdrawn from Afghanistan — even if it means the Taliban takes over the country.

Thirty-six percent disagree and 33 percent are not sure.


Despite the fact less than one-third of voters support withdrawal, 55 percent at least somewhat agree with President Joe Biden’s statement from last week that the current security situation only confirms just one more year fighting in Afghanistan is not a solution, but a recipe for being there indefinitely.

Twenty-one percent of voters disagree while 23 percent are not sure.

In all, 39 percent of voters believe withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan will increase the risk of terrorist attacks against America. Just eight percent believe it will decrease the risk of terror attacks. Thirty-seven percent believe withdrawing will not make much difference in terms of the risk of terrorism against America.

Thirty-eight percent of Democrats believe U.S. military forces should be withdrawn even if it means the Taliban takes over the country. Twenty-five percent of Republicans and 31 percent of unaffiliated voters agree.

Forty-seven percent of Republicans oppose the withdrawal while 31 percent of unaffiliated voters and 29 percent of Democrats share that view.


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