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  Washington Post Poll: Kosovo

Wednesday, June 16, 1999

This poll was conducted by telephone on June 11-14 1999, among a random national sample of 1,175 adults. The results have a 3.0-point error margin. Field work by ICR of Media, Pa..

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Clinton is handling his job as president?

           ------Approve-----------    -------Disapprove--------   No
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly  opin.
6/14/99     58     NA         NA        35      NA        NA       7
6/10/99     57     NA         NA        39      NA        NA       4
6/6/99      58     30         28        38      12        26       4
4/26/99     60     NA         NA        37      NA        NA       3
3/14/99     64     38         26        34       9        25       3
2/14/99     68     46         22        30       7        23       2
2/12/99     67     NA         NA        31      NA        NA       2
2/7/99      66     45         21        33       9        24       1
1/30/99     65     43         22        33       7        26       2

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Clinton is handling the situation in Kosovo?

           Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
6/14/99       53          33          14
6/10/99       56          39           4
6/6/99        54          41           5
5/16/99       53          41           6
4/26/99       56          36           9
4/8/99        56          38           6
4/6/99        60          34           6
4/5/99        57          36           8
3/30/99       54          30          16
3/28/99       51          31          17
3/26/99       51          32          17
3/23/99       48          39          12
3. As you may know, the United States and its European allies have reached a peace agreement with Serbia. It includes an international peacekeeping force in Kosovo with 7,000 troops from the United States and 43,000 troops from other countries. Do you support or oppose U.S. participation in this peacekeeping force?
            Support    Oppose    No opin.
6/14/99       68         25          7
6/10/99       71         26          3
Compare to:
As you may know, the United States and its European allies have reached a peace agreement with Serbia. It includes an international peacekeeping force in Kosovo with 7,000 troops from the United States in addition to a larger number of troops from other countries. Do you support or oppose U.S. participation in this peacekeeping force?
           Support    Oppose    No opin.
6/14/99       68         24          8
4. Do you support or oppose the United States contributing significant amounts of money and material to help rebuild refugee areas in Kosovo?
            Support    Oppose    No opin.
6/14/99       53         40         8 
Compare to:
Do you support or oppose the United States contributing significant amounts of money and material to help rebuild Kosovo?
            Support    Oppose    No opin.
6/10/99       48         50         2 
5. Do you support or oppose the United States contributing significant amounts of money and material to help rebuild the Serbian areas of Yugoslavia that were bombed by the U.S. and its allies?
           Support    Oppose    No opin.
6/14/99       39         54         7 
5a. (Of those who oppose the U.S. contributing to rebuild Serbian areas) Suppose Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic were no longer in power: would you support or oppose the United States contributing significant amounts of money and material to help rebuild the Serbian areas of Yugoslavia?
            Support    Oppose    No opin.
6/14/99       29         65         6 
6. Which side do you think won the Kosovo conflict: The United States and its European allies, or Serbia?
                     US and its        Neither,       No         
         Serbia    European allies    draw (vol.)    opin.
6/14/99    10            48               29          14
6/10/99    14            53               29           4
6/6/99     17            48               27           8
5/16/99**  22            45               28           5
4/26/99**  25            47               21           6
Washington Post; "As of now.."
**"As of now.. is winning"
7. Considering everything, do you think the United States did the right thing in getting involved in the military conflict in Serbia, or do you think it was a mistake?
             Right thing    Mistake    No opin.
6/14/99          52            40         9
6/10/99          55            41         4
6/6/99           48            47         5
5/16/99          54            42         3
4/26/99          56            41         2
4/6/99           58            40         2

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