Poll: Belief that U.S. will succeed in Afghanistan surges 14 points

However, the public’s basic views about U.S. forces in Afghanistan and the threat of terrorism in the United States have not fundamentally changed. The public remains divided over whether the U.S. should keep troops in Afghanistan until the situation has stabilized or should remove the troops as soon as possible.

And just 5% of Americans believe that the death of Osama bin Laden means the terrorism threat is mostly over – 85% say the U.S. will need to take further military actions to reduce the threat of terrorism to the United States.