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Poll: Nearly 90 Percent Say U.S. Should Maintain An Active Role In The U.N.

The Palestinian move for statehood recognition at the United Nations has re-ignited the Republicans’ anti-U.N. fervor in Congress. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) both introduced bills to defund the international body. But Mark Leon Goldberg over at U.N. Dispatch notes that this view is way outside the mainstream of American voters. According to new bipartisan polling data, nearly 90 percent say it’s important that the U.S. maintain an active role in the U.N. Sixty-four percent said the U.S. should pay its U.N. and peacekeeping operation dues in full and on time.

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