Emily Swanson | December 8, 2009
12/1-6/09; 2,313 registered voters, 2% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
Obama Job Approval: Foreign Policy
46% Approve, 45% Disapprove (chart)
Afghanistan: 45 / 45
Do you think the U.S. is doing the right thing by fighting the war in Afghanistan now, or should the U.S. not be involved in Afghanistan now??
57% Right thing, 35% Wrong thing
Do you think eliminating the threat from terrorists operating from Afghanistan is a worthwhile goal for American troops to fight and possibly die for or not?
64% Yes, 30% No
Do you think the United States will be successful in eliminating the threat from terrorists operating from Afghanistan or not?
38% Yes, 52% No
Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's decision to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan?
58% Yes, 37% No
Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's decision to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan in July 2011?
60% Approve, 32% Disapprove
Do you think President Obama will or will not begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan in July 2011?
40% Will, 45% Will not
How much longer would you be willing to have large numbers of U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan - less than a year, one to two years, two to five years, five to ten years, or as long as it takes?
27% Less than 1 year
22% 1 to 2 years
14% 2 to 5 years
1% 5 to 10 years
Do you think the United States is heading for the same kind of involvement in Afghanistan as it had in the Vietnam War, or do you think the United States will avoid that kind of involvement this time?
32% Same as Vietnam, 57% Will avoid that
Do you think that President Obama deserved to win the Nobel Peace prize or not?
26% Yes, 66% No
Does the Nobel committee's awarding of the peace prize to President Obama make you think more of the peace prize, less of the peace prize or not affect your view of it?
6% Think more of, 36% Think less of, 55% No difference