Support for the US invasion in Afghanistan has slipped to a new low, with 44 percent of Americans now saying the war there has been worth the cost, according to a recently released poll.
Amid mounting divisiveness over what was once one of President Barack Obama's top foreign policy issues, the poll by The Washington Post and ABC News also showed ratings for how he has handled the mission there eroding, to 45 percent approving of how he is dealing with Afghanistan and 47 disapproving, compared to 63 percent approval last year.
The numbers come as Obama plans whether to send more US troops to Afghanistan occupation.
Only 44 percent now say the war in Afghanistan has been "worth fighting" -- the fewest since early 2007 -- and 52 percent say it has not, up 13 points from its low of last December, the news outlets' polling divisions said.
And while 55 percent expressed confidence that Obama will forge a successful Afghan strategy, Americans appeared evenly split on whether the president should order large numbers of new troops into the country, with 46 percent supporting a larger US force and 45 percent a smaller one.
The poll of 1,001 residents was conducted by telephone and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Kasım 2009, 14:27