After Afghanistan Speech, Support For Obama's Policies Grows

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Dec 09, 2009 3:25 PM
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Public support for the war in Afghanistan is up nine percentage points in the last three weeks, as American voters say 57 - 35 percent that fighting the war is the right thing to do. Approval of President Barack Obama's handling of the war is up seven points in the same period, from a 38 - 49 percent negative November 18 to a 45 - 45 percent split, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July 2011 is a good idea, say most Americans. But by a 45 - 40 percent margin, they don't think he'll actually be ble to accomplish that goal.