Poll: Increase in those against Afghan war

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- Half of Americans continue to support the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan, but opposition to the conflict has increased in the last month, a poll indicates.

In a sample of 1,004 American adults, 50 percent of those polled expressed support for the Afghan operation, while 43 percent said they oppose it, an increase of 4 percentage points in those who disagree with America's Afghan involvement, the Angus Reid Public Opinion poll released Wednesday found


Half of respondents admitted to not having clear idea of what the Afghan war is all about, the poll found.

And Americans remain doubtful of the administration's ability to end the war successfully. Only 30 percent said they believe President Obama will "finish the job" while 60 percent of those polled said they have little or no confidence in his administration on this issue.

The online poll was conducted June 8-9, with a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

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