PUBLIC OPINION

Americans Over Afghanistan

President Obama is overseeing a renewed military effort in Afghanistan but Americans are ready to turn the corner. In a poll conducted just this weekend, domestic support for the war is at a new low, with 42 percent now saying the entire 2001 invasion was "a mistake," up noticeably from 30 percent in February. When the war started, just 6 percent deemed it "a mistake." Today, only 38 percent believe the war is going well. The public is actually more optimistic about the war in Iraq, with 51 percent saying the war is going well.