42% Favor Withdrawal of Troops From Syria, 39% Oppose

Forty-two percent (42%) of voters nationwide favor President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 39% are opposed and 20% are not sure.

A majority of Republicans (59%) are in favor of the policy. So are 38% of Independent voters and 30% of Democrats (see crosstab results).

The president’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria led to the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and was controversial among many who follow foreign policy closely. However, just 25% have been following news stories about the topic Very Carefully.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted December 23-24, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the demographic profile of our sample). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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