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11/25/2009 10:15 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

US: Afghanistan (Gallup 11/20-22)

Gallup
11/20-22/09; 1,017 adults, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Gallup release)

National

Thinking now about U.S. military action in Afghanistan that began in October 2001, do you think the United States made a mistake in sending military forces to Afghanistan, or not?
36% Yes, 60% No

In general, how would you say things are going for the U.S. in Afghanistan
32% Very/Moderately Well, 66% Very/Moderately Badly

Which of the following would you like to see President Obama do:
37% Increase the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the roughly 40,000 the U.S. commanding general there has recommended
10% Increase the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan but by a smaller amount than the 40,000 the U.S. commanding general there has recommended
9% Keep the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan the same as now
39% Begin to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan