Poll: 48% of Americans Say Leaving Afghanistan is a 'Good Idea'

By CNSNews.com Staff Writer | April 19, 2021 | 3:51pm EDT
US President Joe Biden walks through Arlington National cemetary to honor fallen veterans of Afghan conflict in Arlington, Virginia on April 14, 2021. (Getty Images)
US President Joe Biden walks through Arlington National cemetary to honor fallen veterans of Afghan conflict in Arlington, Virginia on April 14, 2021. (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- A new survey shows that 48% of likely voters believe President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021 is a "good idea."

U.S. troops have been in Afghanistan since October 2001, nearly 20 years now. (For comparison, the U.S.'s direct involvement in World War II lasted less than four years.) 

In the national survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted April 15-18, Rasmussen Reports asked, "President Biden announced this week that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11. Is this a good idea or a bad idea?"

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

In response, 48% said it was a good idea, 32% said it was a bad idea, and 20% said they were not sure. 

The poll was conducted by telephone and online. It has a margin of error of +/-  3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. 

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