Americans are less positive about progress made in Afghanistan then they are about progress in Iraq. Roughly a third believe we are losing ground in Afghanistan (31%) and 42% think the situation is the same as it has been. About one-in-five say progress is being made in the war. Republicans are far more pessimistic about Afghanistan than Iraq: 37% say America is making progress in Afghanistan, compared with 62% who say the same about the war in Iraq. Few Democrats see the country making progress in either conflict (16% Iraq, 10% Afghanistan). Read More

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Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.