Emily Swanson | October 9, 2009
USA Today / Gallup
10/6/09; 1,007 adults, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Would you favor or oppose a decision by President Obama to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan?
48% Favor, 45% Oppose
When the United States is considering different courses of military action, should U.S. military commanders make their positions publicly known or should they only state their positions privately to the president and others in the chain of command?
30% Make positions publicly known
62% Only state positions privately