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POLL DU JOUR

• 84 percent of U.S. voters say the situation in Afghanistan is important to national security.

• 47 percent believe the U.S. can win in Afghanistan.

• 30 percent say victory is not possible; 23 percent are not sure.

• 42 percent approve of President Obama’s handling of the war in Afghanistan.

• 79 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of Republicans agree.

• 63 percent of Republicans say “winning the war” is the most important goal.

• 64 percent of Democrats say “ending the war as soon as possible” is more important.

Source: A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted Feb. 19 and 20.

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