Poll: 51% want U.S. troops out of Afghanistan within a year

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters want all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan within a year, with 31% who want an immediate troop withdrawal and another 21% who want a firm timetable for full withdrawal within one year.

This combined total is consistent with findings since March which marked the first time a majority of voters favored full withdrawal within a year. That was up from 39% in September 2009 and 43% last September.

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters oppose the creation of any kind of timetable for withdrawal. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Just 25% of voters now believe the war in Afghanistan has been worth the expense to taxpayers, down slightly from 28% in December.