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US Afghan war support wanes: Poll
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 11:08:52 GMT
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US President Barack Obama's war strategy in Afghanistan is disapproved by almost fifty percent of respondents of the new Post-ABC poll.
A new extensive poll in the United States has shown a declining public approval of US President Barack Obama's war strategy in Afghanistan.

According to the survey, conducted by Washington Post-ABC News, more and more Americans than ever before are critical of Obama's management of the war in Afghanistan.

In the latest poll, 49 percent of Americans expressed their disapproval of Obama's war strategy, the highest percentage on record in similar polls, a Press TV correspondent reported.

In an identical January poll, 41 percent of the respondents said they disapproved of the US war strategies in Afghanistan, while 49 percent expressing support for the US-led war.

The change in public opinion comes as a senior US Army official emphasized Wednesday that the pullout of foreign troops from the country would be a slow, drawn-out process.

Major General Richard Mills said, “It's [like] not one morning people are going to wake up and all coalition forces will be gone. It'll be a slowly thinning out process.”

Obama has set July 2011 as the date he would begin pulling out American forces from Afghanistan.

Another poll conducted by Washington Post-ABC News last month also indicated that almost two-thirds of Americans think the war is no longer worth fighting. The rate was the highest figure recorded in response to questions about the US-led war in Afghanistan.

The waning support for the war might evaporate support for Obama as he will have to fight an uphill battle for reelection in the 2012 presidential election.

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