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Behind the Numbers Archive: Afghanistan

Public supportive of Iraq, Afghanistan drawdowns

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds most Americans supportive of the troop drawdowns scheduled for later this summer in Iraq and next year in Afghanistan, as most take a negative view on both contests. Seven in 10 back the removal of combat troops from Iraq by the end of...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 16, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Afghanistan , Iraq , Post Polls  
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Public remains unfriendly on Afghanistan

Today's news that the U.S. military operation in Kandahar will take longer than expected lands amid the American public's least friendly outlook on the war in Afghanistan since 2007, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Overall, 53 percent say the war is not worth its costs, a new...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  June 10, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Afghanistan , Crosstabs  
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On Afghanistan, a negative shift

Afghan president Hamid Karzai's visit to the White House this week arrives as the public's take on the war there has tilted back to negative, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. A majority says the war in Afghanistan is not worth its costs, marking a return to negative...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  May 9, 2010; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Afghanistan  
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The president's ratings on Afghanistan

With Barack Obama making his first trip to Afghanistan as president, a Washington Post poll finds the issue to be one of his strongest. It stands as the only issue tested on which his handling merits majority approval and more strong approval than disapproval. Afghanistan is also an issue where...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  March 28, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
Categories:  Afghanistan , Barack Obama , Crosstabs  
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