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Poll: Voters Split on Trump's Plan to Increase Troops in Afghanistan

Poll: Voters Split on Trump's Plan to Increase Troops in Afghanistan
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By    |   Wednesday, 30 August 2017 07:45 AM

Forty-five percent of voters approve of President Donald Trump’s plan to send more troops to Afghanistan, while 41 percent are opposed, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll reveals.

Here are the survey’s highlights:

  • 68 percent of Republicans say they support Trump’s plan to increase troops in Afghanistan and 38 percent say the U.S. is winning that war.
  • 30 percent of Democrats approve of Trump’s plan to send more troops and 19 percent say the U.S. is winning the war in Afghanistan.
  • 40 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president, compared to 55 percent who disapprove

The poll also shows more voters oppose a government shutdown to force Congress to fund a wall on the border with Mexico:

  • 28 percent of all those polled say they support a government shutdown, while 61 percent oppose it.

"Fifty percent of Trump voters support a shutdown over the wall, and 40 percent oppose that proposition," said Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult's co-founder and chief research officer. "Given how strong opposition is on the left, it’s not clear this is a winning issue for Trump to focus on."

The poll, conducted Aug. 24-28, surveyed 1,999 voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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