New poll shows Afghan war opposition at highest-ever level
A new poll shows opposition to the war in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey published today put opposition to the nearly nine-year-old conflict at 62 percent.
Moreover, only three out of 10 Americans are confident that the U.S.-backed government of President Hamid Karzai can handle the crisis, according to the poll.
The poll was published two days after the new U.S. commander of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, Army Gen. David Petraeus, said in television and newspaper interviews that time will be needed for the Obama administration's counter-insurgency strategy to work.
In other finding, the survey of 1,009 Americans showed that an all-time high of 69 percent oppose the war in Iraq. At the same time, 65 percent support President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of this month, leaving 50,000 there for training Iraqi security forces and other non-combat duties.