report | Sep 22, 2009

Public Support for Afghan Mission Slips

Overview Public support for keeping U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan has declined since June and Americans express decidedly mixed views about whether the United States is making progress in reducing civilian casualties, defeating the Taliban militarily and establishing democracy in Afghanistan. Nonetheless, a sizable majority of the public (76%) views the possibility of the […]

report | Sep 17, 2009

Obama Approval Ratings Steady, Personal Image Remains Positive

Overview Following his nationally televised address to Congress, opinion of President Barack Obama has taken a more favorable turn. Obama‚Äôs job approval ratings, which had declined in the summer, have remained essentially unchanged over the past month. And the balance of opinion regarding the health care reform proposals before Congress has become a bit more […]

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