Six in ten feel Obama right to send more troops to Afghanistan

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Washington, Dec.9 (ANI): A healthy 60 percent of Americans favour US President Barack Obama's new troop surge, according to the Quinnipiac survey, which has a two percent margin of error.

But according to the survey accessed by Politico, only 26 percent think Obama deserves this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Forty One percent say the Nobel committee's choice of Obama for the award causes them to think less of it, while six percent say it makes them think better of the prize and 49 percent say it makes no difference."

Public support for the war in Afghanistan is up nine percentage points in the last three weeks, as American voters say 57 - 35 percent that fighting the war is the right thing to do.

Approval of Obama's handling of the war is up seven points in the same period, from a 38 - 49 percent negative November 18 to a 45 - 45 percent split, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

American voters approve 58 - 37 percent of President Obama's decision to send 30,000 more combat troops to the war-torn nation, the independent Quinnipiac University poll finds.

Among women, 31 percent think Obama deserves the award, compared to only 19 percent of men.

Seventy-three percent of blacks, 29 percent of Hispanics and 18 percent of whites think so. (ANI)

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