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Questions - Afghanistan - May 2-3, 2012

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted May 2-3, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the war in Afghanistan?

2* Overall, how would you rate President Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

3* The president has announced a plan to withdraw all US combat troops from Afghanistan by 2014 but to leave some troops in place for training purposes and to help protect the democratically elected government of Afghanistan. Do you favor or oppose the president’s plan?


4* Some U.S. officials have suggested that as many 20,000 U.S. troops might still remain in Afghanistan after the 2014 withdrawal. Do you favor or oppose having the United States commit 20,000 soldiers to Afghanistan after 2014?


5* Going forward, which worries you most: that the United States will withdraw from Afghanistan too quickly or that the United States will remain in Afghanistan too long?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence