More Americans Want to Win War in Afghanistan… Except Democrats
There’s a surge going on… Just not in Afghanistan.
Support for the War in Afghanistan surged this past month.
Investor’s Business Daily reported:
As President Obama mulls the military’s request for a big troop build-up in Afghanistan, Americans have swung in favor of such a move, according to a new IBD/TIPP Poll.
The survey of 927 adults found that a plurality of 48% favors sending more troops and resources to Afghanistan. That’s a sharp reversal from September, when Americans opposed the idea, 55%-35%.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forc es in Afghanistan, has reportedly asked for another 40,000 troops to help control rising violence.
But Obama is in no rush to make a decision, holding a series of high-level meetings with military and political advisers on his next move.
And the upsurge in overall support for more troops in the IBD/TIPP Poll may not sway Obama.
That’s because the turnaround comes from a surge in support from Republicans — up 27 points just in October to 72%. A month ago, GOP respondents had leaned against sending more troops, 47%-45%.
Independents narrowly support beefing up America’s commitment to Afghanistan, 45%-42%.
But Democrats say no more blood and treasure by 57%-32%. Many congressional leaders have signaled their reluctance to send reinforcements.
UPDATE: Ron Paul wants to lose too.