Poll Watch: 54 Per Cent Say Better for the World If Europe Became MORE like the United States

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This really isn’t the lead looking into this Rasmussen poll but it is an interesting and important aside.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American voters agree that in dealing with its European allies over the years, the United States has shown arrogance, been dismissive, and even derisive. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 47% disagree with that assertion and 16% are not sure.

Most American voters—54%–say it would be better for the world if Europe became more like the United States. Just 22% voiced the opposite view and said things would be better the United States would become more like Europe.

Still, 88% of voters say that America’s relationship with Europe is at least somewhat important. That figure includes a majority—53%–who say the relationship is Very Important.

Forty-six percent (46%) say the nation’s ties with Europe will be better in a year while 25% expect them to get worse.

There appears to be a disconnect on Americans feelings towards Europe where most Americans derived their heritage. But, that is easily explained with understanding why the original thirteen colonies declared their independence from Great Britain over three hundred years ago and united to form the United States of America.