Poll Shows Political Climate Changed

Americans appear glad that President Barack Obama is tackling Afghanistan, even if most don't support his plan.

An Associated Press-GfK poll finds the president's marks for handling the war have jumped by 10 percentage points since November. Fifty-two percent now approve, while those who disapprove dropped to 40 percent from 48 percent last month. But only 39 percent favor the Afghanistan war, while 57 percent oppose it. And the public's resistance to escalation is about the same as last month, with 42 percent in favor of sending more troops and 56 percent opposed.

On another matter, 46 percent said the country is heading in the right direction, up from 38 percent. Half said the nation is on the wrong track, and 42 percent disapprove of how Obama is governing.

The president's overall job-approval rating essentially held steady at 56 percent.

The AP-GfK Poll was conducted by telephone Dec. 10-14 by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Media. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.


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