American support for a U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan continues to erode rapidly and has now hit a new low, according to a poll from the Pew Research Center in Washington.
The poll, taken from April 4 to 15, found a decline of support among independents, Republicans and Democrats.
Notably for the U.S. political parties, it shows nearly as much erosion among voters who say their presidential choice is still undecided as among those who are committed to voting for President Obama.
The survey, of 1,494 adults, showed that 59% of swing voters now support a rapid troop pullout, compared with the 65% among committed Obama voters.
American support for withdrawal has grown because of a sense that after 10 years, the multibillion-dollar effort is failing to stabilize Afghanistan, several polls have shown. There has also been growing dismay among Americans with the Afghan government, which is seen as corrupt and anti-American despite its heavy reliance on U.S. tax dollars.