Toplines - Afghanistan I - December 2-3, 2009
National Survey of 1,000 Likely
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?
2% Not sure
2* Do you favor or oppose the President’s proposal to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan?
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?
12% Not sure
4* Overall, do you favor or oppose President Obama’s new
plan for the war in Afghanistan?
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?
13% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence