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New Poll Finds ‘Record’ Support For Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan

By Alex Seitz-Wald  

"New Poll Finds ‘Record’ Support For Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan"

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Ahead of President Obama’s announcement tomorrow about the upcoming drawdown from Afghanistan, a new Pew Poll finds that “for the first time,” a majority of Americans — 56 percent — think U.S. troops should be brought home as soon as possible from the country. That’s a sharp rise from a year ago, when just 40 percent favored removing the troops. Meanwhile, Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) delivered a petition to Obama today signed by over 213,000 people calling for an “accelerated withdrawal” from the country beginning next month, according to an email to supporters.

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