Poll: 82% Of Americans Believe U.S. Is Losing ‘War On Drugs’

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe the U.S. is losing the “War on Drugs,” according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Sunday. 

Eighty-two percent of American adults surveyed do not believe the U.S. is winning the war on drugs, while just four percent believe it is. Another 13 percent are undecided.

The national survey of 1,000 adults was conducted on August 12-13 with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points. 


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