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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Poll: Republicans More Weary of War Than Democrats

There's more dove than hawk in Republicans these days than anyone has suspected.

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA) poll found that Republicans are now more likely than Democrats to oppose American involvement in foreign affairs, by a margin of 40 percent to 35 percent.

Former NATO ambassador and CCGA president Ivo Daalder told MSNBC, "Republicans and Democrats today have about the same view when it comes to the real big question that we've been asking for 40 years, which is whether or not the US should have an active role in world affairs. Republican views have really changed over the last eight years.

"Twenty percent of Republicans in 2006 thought the US should stay out of world affairs. That has now doubled to 40 percent."


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