Support the (Extended) Surge
Via The Weekly Standard, a USA Today/Gallup poll finds support for Obama’s “extended surge” in Afghanistan:
A narrow majority of Americans support President Obama’s revamped strategy on Afghanistan, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Wednesday, but there are broad concerns that the costs of the war will sap the government’s ability to address problems facing the nation at home.
That’s a 51-percent majority for an approach to a war that’s faced sliding poll numbers for weeks. According to the poll, 56 percent of Republicans and an astounding 58 percent of Democrats back the surge. A late-November poll from the same organization found 57 percent of Democrats backed the beginning of a withdrawal from Afghanistan. Can that swing be attributed just to a faith in Obama, or is there something deeper happening?