To the extent that domestic political considerations may constrain or embolden the Trump Administration's foreign policy, it is worth considering recent polling data on the Administration’s airstrikes.
Elizabeth McElvein was formerly a research assistant in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. She is a graduate of Scripps College, where she majored in politics, international relations, and French.
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While there is a growing consensus among certain segments of the population that the Trump travel ban is counterproductive and un-American, the nation as a whole remains deeply divided on the question of its merits.
The GOP is losing ground as the better party to handle threats from abroad, according to the results of a recently released Gallup poll.
Americans’ sense of the importance of national security in this election has remained notably steady over the past few months. And so long as national security remains an issue of paramount concern to voters, the candidates’ qualifications to serve as Commander in Chief will be a focal point in the general election.
As a tumultuous week for the Trump campaign draws to a close, a new Fox News poll released Wednesday evening shows Hillary Clinton with a ten-point lead over her Republican rival.
Although a strong majority of Americans are concerned about national security, they are deeply divided as to which candidate would best serve as Commander-in-Chief.
Ben has asked me to keep track of public opinion data related to national security on the benefit of Lawfare readers. There are relatively few polls on national security issues specifically, but questions on matters of concern to this readership show up in more general polls all the time. I’ll try to flag them when they do.
Here are two recent examples: