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Poll: Americans back nuke reductions


This news story was published on March 12, 2013.
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PRINCETON, N.J., March 11 (UPI) — A majority of Americans, 56 percent to 38 percent, said they support reductions in U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, a Gallup poll released Monday indicates.

Results indicated Democrats were more inclined to support a reduction and Republicans were about evenly divided on the issue. Gallup said overall the level of support is lower now than it has been in previous years.

A Gallup poll conducted March 2-3 asked Americans how they would vote on a number of potential issues, including U.S.-Russian nuclear reductions. President Obama said in his State of the Union address he is considering a plan for further reductions in U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons, beyond those agreed to in the 2011 arms reduction treaty.

A question about the treaty in December 2010 yielded results similar to those from the current poll, with 51 percent saying they would vote for the treaty and 30 percent saying they were against it, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.

Results for the item on nuclear arsenals are based on nationwide phone surveys of 1,028 adults conducted March 2-3 for the Gallup Daily tracking survey. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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2 Responses to Poll: Americans back nuke reductions

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    badpontiac Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Same buch of sheep who put bush/obammer in office – hell fat jung and china would like this reduction – move to new york city and protest 20 oz. slurppies – SHEEEEEZ – CEPROCEPHALIC

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2013 at 8:24 am

    They will change their mind real quick when North Korea or Iran drop the bomb on us, and the will.