Majority of Americans against war in Afghan: Poll

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 19:45

Washington: Support for the war in
Afghanistan has dropped sharply in the US following a series of violent incidents in the war-torn country, according to a
new poll.

More than two-thirds of those polled, 69 per cent, are
against war in Afghanistan, as against 53 per cent four months
ago, according to the nationwide poll conducted by The New
York Times and CBS News,

The increased disillusionment was even more pronounced
when respondents were asked their impressions of how the war
was going.

"The poll found that 68 per cent thought the fighting
was going "somewhat badly" or "very badly," compared with 42
per cent who had those impressions in November," The New York
Times said.

The Times/CBS News poll was consistent with other surveys
this month that showed a drop in support for the war, it said,
adding that in The Washington Post/ABC News poll, 60 per cent
of respondents said the war in Afghanistan had not been worth
the fighting, while 57 per cent in a Pew Research Centre poll
said that the US should bring home American troops as soon as
possible.

In a Gallup/USA Today poll, 50 per cent of respondents
said the United States should speed up the withdrawal from
Afghanistan.

According to The New York Times/CBS News poll, negative
impressions of the war have grown among Republicans as well as
Democrats.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 17:04

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