National Presidential Tracking Survey
Conducted December 29-30, 2014
Survey of 1,000 Likely
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about
United States has formally ended its combat mission in Afghanistan, but several
thousand U.S. troops will remain in that country for training and
counterterrorism efforts. Should some U.S. troops remain in
Afghanistan through 2016 or should the United States withdraw all troops from
the country as soon as possible?
George W. Bush launched the war in Afghanistan to end that country's harboring
of al Qaeda terrorists training against the United States. Has that mission
the war in Afghanistan reduced the threat of radical Islamic terrorism to this
country or increased that threat? Or has it had no impact?
the long run, will America’s mission in Afghanistan be judged a success or a
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence