Surge: Near-majority now supports troop increase in Afghanistan

At this point, 47% of Americans would advise President Obama to increase the number of U.S. troops — either by the roughly 40,000 recommended by the commanding general in Afghanistan or by a smaller amount — while 39% would advise Obama to reduce the number of troops. Another 9% would opt to leave troop levels as they are, while 5% have no opinion…

Asked the same question earlier in November, Americans tilted toward the troop-reduction option over the troop-increase option, 44% to 42%.