A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 20% of Likely Voters believe the situation in Afghanistan will get better over the next six months. Thirty-nine percent (39%) expect it to get worse, while 32% say it will stay about the same.
All these numbers have remained relatively consistent for months except for spikes in confidence in December following the president’s release of a new war strategy and in February following news reports about a successful military campaign there. In May, 24% said the situation in Afghanistan will get better in the next six months, while 33% said worse and 31% about the same.
Thirty-nine percent (39%) of voters now believe the United States and its allies are winning the war on terror, unchanged from May but down from a recent high of 50% in February. Twenty-three percent (23%) say the terrorists are winning, while another 30% believe neither side is ahead.