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Fewer Voters Say Russia Is America’s Friend In Fighting ISIS

Friday, December 16, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly cast Russia as potential ally in the fight against the radical Islamic State group (ISIS), contrary to the Obama administration's view that the Russians are an obstacle to its hopes of overturning the regime of Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad. U.S. voters are showing a bit more skepticism these days about which side Russia is really on. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 12-13, 2016 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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