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  Washington Post-ABC News Poll: Kosovo

Tuesday, April 6, 1999

The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll is based on random telephone interviews with 509 adults on April 5, 1999. The margin of error is plus or minus 5 percentage points.

LV = Likely voter
RV = Registered voter
* = Less than 0.5 percent
Do you support or oppose the United States and its European allies conducting air strikes against Serbia?
          Support    Oppose    No opinion
4/5/99        68        29           3
3/30/99       55        33          11
3/28/99       55        33          12
3/26/99       60        31           9

Compare To: The United States and its European allies have said they may bomb military targets in Serbia because it won't agree to a peace plan for Kosovo. If Serbia does not agree to the peace plan, should the United States participate in bombing Serbia, or not?

             Yes     No    No opinion
3/23/99       47     47         6

Compare To: The United States has said it may bomb Serbia unless Serbia agrees to a peace plan for Kosovo. If Serbia does not agree to the peace plan, should the United States bomb Serbia or not?

             Yes      No    No opinion
3/14/99       26      62         12
So far, would you say the conflict in Serbia is going better than you expected for the United States and its allies, worse than expected, or is it going about the way you expected?
           Better than    Worse than     About as     No
            expected       expected      expected    opin.
4/5/99          3             34            57         6

Compare To Gulf War: So far, would you say the war is going better than you expected for the United States, worse than expected, or is the war going about the way you expected it to.

           Better than    Worse than     About as     No
            expected       expected      expected    opin.
2/24/91        49              5            43         3
2/5/91         27             13            55         4
1/27/91        28             15            54         2
1/20/91        39              7            50         4
1/18/91        50              4            45         2

Do you feel you have a good understanding of what America and its allies are attempting to accomplish by attacking Serbia, or not?

          Yes    No    No opinion
4/5/99     70    29         2

Suppose the bombing does NOT stop Serbia's military action in Kosovo. Would you support or oppose the United States and its European allies sending in ground troops to try to end the conflict in Kosovo? (GET ANSWER, THEN ASK:) Would you support/oppose this strongly or somewhat?

          ----------Support--------   ----------Oppose-------      No
          NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Strongly   Somewhat   opin.
4/5/99     55      31         24       41      29         12        4

7. Just your best guess, do you think air strikes WILL be enough to stop Serbia from continuing its attacks in Kosovo, or do you think ground troops will have to be sent in to try to end the conflict?

             Air strikes    Need ground    No
                enough         troops    opinion
4/5/99            25             68         7

Compare To: Just your best guess, do you think the air war will be enough to force Iraq out of Kuwait, or do you think it will take a ground war?

            Air war enough    Ground war needed    No opinion
2/22/91           23                  75               2
2/18/91           20                  76               4
2/14/91           19                  76               4
2/12/91           12                  82               6

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