U.S. Support for Afghan War Hits New Low - Only 27% In Favor; "Doing more harm than good"Submitted by Peace Gold Love on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 10:03
By Anne Gearan - The Associated Press via Marine Corps Times
May 9, 2012
WASHINGTON — Support for the war in Afghanistan has reached a new low, with only 27 percent of Americans saying they back the effort and about half of those who oppose the war saying the continued presence of American troops in Afghanistan is doing more harm than good, according to an AP-GfK poll.
In results released Wednesday, 66 percent opposed the war, with 40 percent saying they were “strongly” opposed. A year ago, 37 percent favored the war, and in the spring of 2010, support was at 46 percent. Eight percent strongly supported the war in the new poll.
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