Emily Swanson | October 6, 2009
10/1-5/09; 1,003 adults, 3.1% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
State of the Country
41% Right Direction, 51% Wrong Track (chart)
Congress Job Approval
33% Approve, 64% Disapprove (chart)
Do you favor or oppose the war in Iraq?
33% Favor, 64% Oppose
Do you favor or oppose the war in Afghanistan?
40% Favor, 57% Oppose
If you had to choose, which should be the primary focus of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan?
49% Stabilizing the country, so that terrorists can't use the country as a haven over the longer term,
45% Identifying and eliminating existing terrorist threats, worrying about longer-term stability later
Would you favor or oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan?
46% Favor, 50% Oppose
33% Democrat, 21% Republican, 26% independent (chart)