1. Souring Mood

    Support for Afghan War Plummets

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visits with troops at Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Panetta is also scheduled to meet with President Karzai during his two-day visit to Afghanistan.  (AP Photo by Scott Olson, Pool)

    Scott Olson, Pool / AP Photo

    Popular support for the Afghan War has sharply eroded in recent months, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll. Sixyt-nine percent of those surveyed now think that the U.S. should not be involved in the war in Afghanistan. That is a significant change from four months ago, when only 53 percent said that the U.S. should no longer be fighting in that country. The poll also found that perceptions of the war effort have changed dramatically. Sixyt-eight percent now feel the war is going “somewhat badly,” while only 42 percent of those surveyed felt that way back in November.

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