Poll: Few in U.S. sense Afghan support for war

In this poll:

Few Americans sense widespread Afghan support for what the United States is trying to do in that country, a perception that bolsters public backing of a troop withdrawal, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Overall views of the war in Afghanistan are in the pits: 60 percent of Americans see the war as not worth its costs, nearly double the 35 percent saying the decade-long effort has warranted the expense and lost lives. There has been consistent majority opposition to the war for nearly two years.

Poll Questions

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling The situation in Afghanistan? (Half sample)

No opinion

Q: On another subject: All in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war in Afghanistan has been worth fighting, or not?

No opinion

Q: Do you think the United States should (keep military forces in Afghanistan until it has trained the Afghan army to be self-sufficient) OR (withdraw its military forces even if the Afghan army is not adequately trained)?

No opinion

Q: Considering everything, do you think most Afghans support or oppose what the United States is trying to do in Afghanistan?

No opinion

 
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