Behind the Numbers: Afghanistan


Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Before NATO summit Obama’s approval rating split on Afghanistan, international affairs

The public splits roughly down the middle on President Obama’s handling of Afghanistan and international affairs more broadly, says the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Afghanistan

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Is Obama’s chest thumping a turnoff?

Reactions to George W. Bush ad eight years ago may provide clues.

By Scott Clement  |  06:37 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Afghanistan, 2012 polls, International polls

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Afghan people once supported war, but do they now?

An apparent killing spree and widely publicized Koran burnings threaten to alienate Afghans.

By Scott Clement  |  05:29 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls, Afghanistan, Barack Obama

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Public sees wars in Iraq, Afghanistan as least effective means of reducing terrorism

In the post-9/11 world, the public judges a variety of U.S. efforts as effective ways to reduce the threat of terrorism. But the two biggest and most costly – the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – are seen as the least effective.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  12:01 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Afghanistan, Iraq

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Poll watchers: Afghan pullout popular, gay marriage in Va., and GOP unenthusiastic about current candidates

Public support for Afghanistan pullout – More than 7 in 10 Americans favor Obama’s plan to remove roughly 30,000 troops by the end of next summer.

By Peyton Craighill and Scott Clement  |  02:31 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Afghanistan, Virginia

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Public opinion on Afghanistan: Partisan mix on war ratings and Obama’s approval

A new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll finds a 44 percent plurality of Americans say Obama is handling the drawdown from the Afghan war “about right.”

By Scott Clement  |  05:26 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Afghanistan

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Poll: Support for the war in Afghanistan grows

Support for the Afghan war rebounds in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, probably a result of the targeted killing of Osama bin Laden.

By Scott Clement  |  06:13 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Afghanistan

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Poll Watchers: Americans have strongly negative view of Pakistan

A vast majority of Americans say Pakistan is not a strong ally in the war on terrorism and want to cut funding there, according to a new Fox News poll.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Afghanistan, International polls

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Poll Watchers: Public views post-Osama bin Laden

A daily round-up of public polling.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  01:03 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Afghanistan, Barack Obama

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Poll Watchers: the Trump card, Afghanistan, Obama and the birthers, the economy and nuclear energy

New polling on Donald Trump and the 2012 election, the war in Afghanistan, President Obama and the birthers, declining views of the economy and support for new nuclear power plants.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  05:40 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Economy, GOP nomination

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Poll: Partisan reactions to Afghanistan and optimism on government

Two new Washington Post/ABC News poll stories on Tuesday highlight public opinion on the war in Afghanistan and the broad uncertainty over the direction of the U.S. government. Digging deeper into the numbers finds differing reactions from Democrats, Republicans and independents.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  06:41 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Afghanistan, Crosstabs

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/16/2010

Public supportive of Iraq, Afghanistan drawdowns

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds most Americans supportive of the troop drawdowns scheduled for later this summer in Iraq and next year in Afghanistan, as most take a negative view on both contests. Seven in 10 back the removal of combat troops from Iraq by the end of...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Afghanistan

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 06/10/2010

Public remains unfriendly on Afghanistan

Today's news that the U.S. military operation in Kandahar will take longer than expected lands amid the American public's least friendly outlook on the war in Afghanistan since 2007, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Overall, 53 percent say the war is not worth its costs, a new...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  11:35 AM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Afghanistan, Afghanistan

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 05/09/2010

On Afghanistan, a negative shift

Afghan president Hamid Karzai's visit to the White House this week arrives as the public's take on the war there has tilted back to negative, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. A majority says the war in Afghanistan is not worth its costs, marking a return to negative...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  04:56 PM ET, 05/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Afghanistan