Poll: Majority says US military involved in too many places

The Hill reports:

An overwhelming number of voters believe the United States is involved in too many foreign conflicts and should pull back its troops, according to a new poll conducted for The Hill.

Seventy-two percent of those polled said the United States is fighting in too many places, with only 16 percent saying the current level of engagement represented an appropriate level. Twelve percent said they weren’t sure.

Voters also do not think having U.S. soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq has made the country safer, according to the poll.

Thirty-seven percent said the continued presence of U.S. troops in Afghanistan makes no impact on national security, while another 17 percent said it makes the United States less safe. By contrast, 36 percent said the United States is safer because forces are in Afghanistan.

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One thought on “Poll: Majority says US military involved in too many places

  1. Norman

    So what? It hasn’t mattered what the people of the U.S. think about what their government does in their name for the past 30 years. The “O” doesn’t care either, as all he’s interested in, is his reelection, which is almost guaranteed by the power elite. He’s probably the easiest P.O.T.U.S. in history that jumps through the hoops that will ever be again. Sort of the last one , if you will. As long as the good ol boys run the show, “O” will be the 1st & the last of his kind. Too bad he chose the short straw.

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