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Poll: 49% of Americans Oppose Further Aid to Egypt

December 30, 2013

Nearly half of U.S. voters say they're opposed to more financial aid for longtime U.S. ally Egypt, a Rasmussen poll released Monday indicated.

Egypt has been in political turmoil since dictator Hosni Mubarak was ousted in early 2011. Results of the Rasmussen Reports survey indicated 7 percent of likely U.S. voters think the changes in Egypt's government during the past several years have been good for the United States.

Rasmussen said the finding has been declining steadily from a high of 29 percent in February 2011.

Forty-nine percent said they oppose the United States providing military and financial assistance to Egypt, results showed.

Forty-three percent said they believe the changes in Egypt have been bad for the United States, up from 20 percent in 2011. Twenty-seven percent say the changes in Egypt have had no impact in the United States and 24 percent said they weren't sure.

Results are based on a nationwide survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted was conducted Friday and Saturday, the margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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