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Swing State Voters Oppose Military Strike on Iran

The USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group
The USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group in the Suez Canal en route to the Persian Gulf (Associated Press)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 June 2019 10:19 AM

The majority of likely voters in several swing states don't support a military strike against Iran over the shooting of an American drone last week, a new bipartisan poll from a pair of veterans groups found.

VoteVets, which leans politically left, and Concerned Veterans of America, which is aligned with the GOP, commissioned a poll of likely voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, Florida, and Virginia and found that the vast majority would prefer that American military activity abroad remain at either the same level it is now or lower.

Some results from the survey conducted by Lake Research Partners and Stand Together:

  • 83 percent want the same or lower levels of military engagement.
  • 58 percent said they believe war with Iran is likely.
  • 50 percent want to repeal the 2001 act that legally justifies many American military actions.
  • 30 percent want to leave that 2001 act in place.

Last week, President Donald Trump announced that the military had been "cocked and loaded" to strike Iran in retaliation for shooting down an American drone, only to call it off minutes before the attack was set to commence.

"This can be a major issue to contrast with Trump on," Democratic consultant Celinda Lake, who conducted the poll, told Politico. "If these candidates are paying attention to the polling, they'll respond accordingly because these voters do not want more military action."

VoteVets and Concerned Veterans of America polled 2,951 likely voters in six states from June 14-20, with a margin of error of +/- 1.8 percentage points.

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