Last month, US media reported that the Trump administration commissioned a Pentagon report considering Washington’s options regarding its 35,000 troop-strong presence in Germany after the president expressed surprise at the cost of maintaining the presence.
A YouGov poll commissioned by the German Press Agency found that a plurality of Germans would welcome a US withdrawal from their country.
42% of those polled said they support withdrawal, with 37% against, and 21% undecided.
The poll also found that supporters of the left-wing The Left party and the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) parties were more likely to back US exit, with 67% of The Left supporters and 55% of AfD supporters in favor of the idea.
Supporters of the Green Party, Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, the Social Democratic Party, and the Free Democratic Union were less…
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