Voters Frown on U.S. Military Intervention

World Review | Endtime Magazine Sept/Oct 2014

by Ginger Boerkircher


According to a new poll, Americans are recoiling from direct engagement overseas and oppose U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine, by large margins. The survey provides a unique look at the foreign policy attitudes of voters, who will decide the most competitive Senate and House races this fall. On the issue of foreign policy specifically, 39 percent of voters say they trust Republicans over Democrats. Twenty-eight percent said they were unsure which party to trust. The picture that emerges from the survey is that Americans are very wary of getting entangled overseas and are skeptical
of the value of projecting U.S. power on foreign conflicts. Republicans tend to be more hawkish than Democrats and Independents.