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Turning to the issue of Afghanistan… As you may know British and American troops have retaken the town of Musa Qala from the Taliban. Do you think British and NATO troops are winning the war with the Taliban in Afghanistan or not?

Yes the British troops are winning 14%
No they are not winning but victory is possible eventually 35%
No they are not winning and victory is not possible 33%
Don’t know 18%

Should British troops be brought home from Afghanistan?

Yes—all troops should be withdrawn immediately 27%
Yes—most troops should be withdrawn soon, and the rest within the next year or so 35%
No—British troops should remain in Afghanistan as long as the Afghan government wants them there 27%
Don’t know 11%

Source: YouGov
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,481 British adults, conducted from Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

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