The shelf life of the war in Afghanistan seems to be nearing expiration, with roughly four in 10 Americans now backing the nine-year effort, a decline in support that echoes the fact that eight in 10 believe the conditions in Afghanistan will remain the same or worsen over the next year. –JCL

The New York Daily News:

The longer it goes on, the less popular it gets.

Nearly six in 10 Americans are against the nine-year-old war in Afghanistan, according to a new poll.

The Associated Press-GfK poll finds that only 38% of respondents support President Obama’s decision to expand the war effort, lower than the 46% who said they did in March.

Only 19% believe the situation will improve in Afghanistan over the next year, while 29% think it will get worse. And 49% believe the conditions will remain the same.

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