Majority Of Americans Support Afghan Withdrawal Timeline
A new poll shows that a majority of the public favors President Obama’s decision to begin withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan in July 2011:
A majority of Americans favor President Barack Obama’s planned July 2011 timetable to begin the withdrawal of U.S. troops, according to a new USA Today/Gallup Poll.
Fifty-eight percent of the 1,044 adults surveyed said they support the Afghanistan timetable compared with 38 percent who oppose it.
Among the 38 percent who are against a timetable, most say the United States should not set any deadlines.
Democrats and Republicans are split over the timetable, with 80 percent of Democrats and only 31 percent of Republicans in favor of the July 2011 deadline.
Further signs, I would contend, of the public’s war weariness.