Emily Swanson | November 18, 2009
11/9-16/09; 2,518 registered voters, 2% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
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?
48% Right thing
41% Shouldn't be involved
Do you think the United States will be successful in building a stable democratic government in Afghanistan or not?
22% Yes, 63% No
Do you think the United States will be successful in eliminating the threat from terrorists operating from Afghanistan or not?
36% Yes, 53% No
General Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has asked President Obama to send 40,000 additional combat troops. Should Obama send the troops or not?
47% Yes, 42% No
Do you trust President Obama to make the right decisions about U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan or not?
53% Yes, 42% No
Do you trust the U.S. military to make the right recommendations about U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan or not?
77% Yes, 18% No
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?.
35% Same as Vietnam, 51% Will avoid that