Many Americans Would Just Leave Al-Qaeda Alone to Regroup

Suppose the United States had actionable intelligence about terrorist operations in Pakistan, and the Pakistani government was not taking action against the terrorists. Would you favour or oppose the United States taking military action against the terrorists in Pakistan?

Favour 52%
Oppose 42%
No opinion 6%

Half Sample – Would you favour or oppose sending additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan to fight al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorist operations in that country?

Favour 56%
Oppose 38%
No opinion 6%

Half Sample – Would you favour or oppose moving U.S. troops from Iraq to Afghanistan in order to fight al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorist operations in Afghanistan?

Favour 52%
Oppose 37%
No opinion 10%

Source: Gallup / USA Today
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,012 American adults, conducted from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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