(USA Today) Poll shows support for Afghanistan plan

President Obama’s plan to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from Afghanistan this year and next wins broad approval from Americans who are increasingly ready for the nation’s longest war to end, a Gallup Poll finds.

The survey, taken after the president’s nationally televised address on Afghanistan last Wednesday, shows an overwhelming 72% favor his blueprint, including 50% of Republicans. Those who support it include a significant number who would like to see a faster withdrawal than he has proposed.

Twenty-three percent of those polled oppose the president’s plan.

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