Title: Poll finds slim majority back more afghanistan troopsA bare majority of americans supports obamas plan to send 30,000 more troops to afghanistan but many are skeptical that the US can count on afghanistan as a partner in the fight or that the escalation wouldl  reduce the chances of a domestic terrorist attack, according to latest poll. Thr support for obamas afghanistan policy is decidedly ambivalent, and the nations appetite for any invervention is limited. Over all, americans support the troops in by 51% to 43%, while 55% said setting a date to begin troop withdrawals was a bad idea.The poll was conducted by telephone over from friday though tuesday night, with 1031 respondants and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percent points. Question 1: About how many people in the sample supported sending more troops to afghanistan? The wording of the article, specifically the "51% to 43%, while 55%" has me very confused, but I need help with question 1.

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Asked Sep 3, 2019

Title: Poll finds slim majority back more afghanistan troops

A bare majority of americans supports obamas plan to send 30,000 more troops to afghanistan but many are skeptical that the US can count on afghanistan as a partner in the fight or that the escalation wouldl  reduce the chances of a domestic terrorist attack, according to latest poll. 

Thr support for obamas afghanistan policy is decidedly ambivalent, and the nations appetite for any invervention is limited. Over all, americans support the troops in by 51% to 43%, while 55% said setting a date to begin troop withdrawals was a bad idea.

The poll was conducted by telephone over from friday though tuesday night, with 1031 respondants and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percent points. 

Question 1: About how many people in the sample supported sending more troops to afghanistan? 

The wording of the article, specifically the "51% to 43%, while 55%" has me very confused, but I need help with question 1. 

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The number of respondents, that is, the sample size is 1031 with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percent points.

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