Emily Swanson | December 4, 2009
12/2-3/09; 1,000 likely voters, 3% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
Overall, how would you rate President Obama's handling of the situation in Afghanistan?
16% Excellent, 21% Good, 25% Fair, 36% Poor
Do you favor or oppose the President's proposal to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan?
53% Favor, 30% Oppose
Do you favor or oppose the President's commitment to a timetable that would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 18 months?
47% Favor, 41% Oppose
Overall, do you favor or oppose President Obama's new plan for the war in Afghanistan?
37% Favor, 38% Oppose
Some people say that we need to send more troops to Afghanistan, others say we need to begin reducing the number of troops we have in Afghanistan. Which approach do you prefer?
50% Send more troops, 35% Reduce number of troops, 5% No change
In terms of U.S. national security, how important is the situation in Afghanistan?
53% Very, 30% Somewhat, 12% Not very, 3% Not at all
Was the War in Afghanistan an appropriate response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
67% Yes, 21% No