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Poll: Americans split on NATO airstrikes

Interviews with 675 adult Americans were conducted March 25 for a CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll.

March 25, 1999
Web posted at: 10:28 p.m. EST (0328 GMT)

 CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll
U.S. Involvement in NATO Airstrikes.....

Favor 50%
Oppose 39%


President Clinton's Handling of Situation in Kosovo.....

Approve 58%
Disapprove 32%

U.S. Needs to be Involved to Protect its Interests.....

Yes 43%
No 50%


U.S. Has Moral Obligation to Keep Peace......

Yes 64%
No 32%


Satisfied with Clinton's Explanation of U.S. Involvement........

Yes 49%
No 28%


Trust Clinton as Commander-in-Chief......

Yes 60%
No 37%


U.S. Will Accomplish Its Objectives in Kosovo.....

Yes 44%
No 40%

 CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll
Protecting Innocent Civilians in Kosovo.....

Major Objective 70%
Minor Objective 17%


Protecting U.S. Economic Interests in Europe........

Major Objective 41%
Minor Objective 38%


Protecting U.S. Strategic Interests in Europe .......

Major Objective 53%
Minor Objective 32%


Military Strikes Will Result in American Combat Deaths......

Yes 50%
No 18%
Unsure 32%


How Long Fighting Will Continue.......

Days/Weeks 48%
Months 31%
Year or More 14%


If NATO Strikes are Ineffective, U.S. Should Send Ground Troops.....

Yes 31%
No 65%


Sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points



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