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Opposition to war in Afghanistan at all-time high

by CNN andGeneral Joe Sunday, Jan. 02, 2011 at 8:29 AM

"Maybe we should "be the media," I mean, help get the word out? Spread widely."

NEWS: Opposition to war in Afghanistan at all-time high (63%), support at all-time low (35%) -- CNN
Friday, 31 December 2010 20:03 Fred Moreau

A CNN/Opinion Research poll taken Dec. 17-19, 2010, showed that 63% of all adult Americans oppose the war in Afghanistan, a record number.[1] -- Opposition to the war was extremely broad, and was strongest among respondents who were Democrats (74%), non-white (70%), under $50,000 annual income (70%), from the Northeast (67%). -- Only "Republicans" and "Tea Party Supporters" mustered majority support for the war. -- The poll results were scarcely reported in U.S. mainstream media, a Google News search indicated....



December 17-19, 2010


Interviews with 1,008 adult Americans conducted by telephone by Opinion Research Corporation on December 17-19, 2010. The margin of sampling error for resutls on the total sample is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

[Selected results]

40. Do you favor or oppose the U.S. war in Afghanistan?

Dec. 17-19, 2010: Favor 35%, Oppose 63%, No opinion 2%

Men: Favor 41%, Oppose 57%, No opinion 1%
Women: Favor 30%, Oppose 68%, No opinion 2%
White: Favor 39%, Oppose 60%, No opinion 2%
Non-White: Favor 27%, Oppose 70%, No opinion 2%
Under $50K: Favor 29%, Oppose 70%, No opinion 2%
$50K or more: Favor 44%, Oppose 54%, No opinion 2%
No College: Favor 31%, Oppose 68%, No opinion 1%
Attended College: Favor 39%, Oppose 59%, No opinion 2%
Democrat: Favor 24%, Oppose 74%, No opinion 2%
Independent: Favor 35%, Oppose 44%, No opinion 2%
Republican: Favor 52%, Oppose 44%, No opinion 3%
Northeast: Favor 33%, Oppose 67%, No opinion 1%
Midwest: Favor 37%, Oppose 62%, No opinion 1%
South: Favor 38%, Oppose 61%, No opinion 2%
West: Favor 33%, Oppose 63%, No opinion 4%
Urban: Favor 35%, Oppose 64%, No opinion 1%
Surburban: Favor 34%, Oppose 64%, No opinion 3%
Rural: Favor 39%, Oppose 60%, No opinion 1%
Tea Pty Support: Favor 52%, Oppose 45%, No opinion 4%
Tea Pty Neutral: Favor 28%, Oppose 70%, No opinion 2%
Tea Pty Oppose: Favor 31%, Oppose 69%, No opinion less than 1%

[Previous results]

Dec. 16-20, 2009: Favor 43%, Oppose 55%, No opinion 3%
Dec. 1-2, 2008: Favor 52%, Oppose 46%, No opinion 2%
Jan.. 19-21, 2007: Favor 44%, Oppose 52%, No opinion 4%
Sept. 22-24, 2006: Favor 50%, Oppose 48%, No opinion 2%

41. In general, how would you say things are going for the United States in Afghanistan -- very well, moderately well, moderately badly, or very badly?

Dec. 17-19, 2010: Very well 2%, Moderately well 42%, Moderately badly 35%, Very badly 21%
Mar. 19-21, 2010: Very well 4%, Moderately well 51%, Moderately badly 29%, Very badly 14%
Nov. 13-15, 2009: Very well 2%, Moderately well 30%, Moderately badly 42%, Very badly 24%
Mar. 9-11, 2007: Very well 5%, Moderately well 35%, Moderately badly 34%, Very badly 21%


"The poll results were scarcely reported in U.S. mainstream media, a Google News search indicated...." Maybe we should "be the media," I mean, help get the word out? Spread widely. General Joe
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