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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. Lauds Expansion

WASHINGTON -- Americans back the expansion of NATO by a factor of about three to one, a poll showed Tuesday.

The poll, by the Pew Research Center for The People and The Press, showed 63 percent supported expanding the western alliance, while only 18 percent opposed it. The poll was released as Secretary of State Madeleine Albright began the Clinton administration's campaign to gain Senate approval of NATO's July decision to invite Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to join.