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Toplines - Afghanistan I - December 2-3, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 2-3, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

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

16% Excellent
21% Good
25% Fair
36% Poor
2% Not sure

2* Do you favor or oppose the President’s proposal to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan?

53% Favor
30% Oppose
17% Not sure

3* Do you favor or oppose the President’s commitment to a timetable that would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 18 months?

47% Favor
41% Oppose
12% Not sure

4* Overall, do you favor or oppose President Obama’s new plan for the war in Afghanistan?

37% Favor
38% Oppose
25% Not sure

5* Some people say that we need to send more troops to Afghanistan, others say we need to begin reducing the number of troops we have in Afghanistan. Which approach do you prefer?

50% Send more troops

35% Reduce number of troops

5% No change

9% Not sure

6* In terms of U.S. national security, how important is the situation in Afghanistan?

53% Very important
30% Somewhat important
12% Not very important
3% Not at all important
2% Not sure

7* Was the War in Afghanistan an appropriate response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

67% Yes
21% No
13% Not sure

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