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Support for U.S. overseas involvement jumps, poll finds
Support for U.S. overseas involvement jumps, poll finds

Public support for a more active U.S. foreign policy has grown sharply since last year as Americans see the world becoming more dangerous. Those findings, from a newly released Pew Research Center survey, provide an important backdrop for President Obama’s decision-making regarding U.S. military action against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria and possible steps to counter Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The increased support for an active U.S. policy overseas could have a big effect on the race to succeed Obama in 2016, especially among Republicans. Nearly one-third of Americans now say that the U.S. does too little to address global problems. That’s almost as many...

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