Public Confidence Of “Victory” In Afghanistan Hits New Low
A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows that the number of Americans who think we will eventually win the war in Afghanistan has hit a new low:
Voter confidence in the outcome of the War in Afghanistan has fallen to a new low.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 34% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe it is possible for the United States to win the war in Afghanistan. That’s down 13 points from 47% in February of this year.
Forty-two percent (42%) say it is not possible to win the nine-year-old war there, while another 24% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The fact that this dip is occurring at a time when the war has been out of the headlines is as good an indication as any of the fact that Americans are war-weary, and should be a signal to the Obama Administration that beginning the wind-down of American intervention is not nearly as politically risky as they seem to think.