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Survey Results after President Obama's Speech

In order to understand our members feelings on Afghanistan, we wrote to more than 50,000 members after President Obama's speech and said: "President Obama just announced that he's sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan and that we'll keep roughly 100,000 troops in Afghanistan until at least July, 2011. You can read his speech explaining his decision here."

A majority of MoveOn members oppose the war

When asked, "Do you favor or oppose the U.S. war in Afghanistan?" most opposed the war, while a small portion supported it.

When asked whether they support or oppose the President's plan, some support it, but a majority oppose escalation

When asked, "Can you let us know which of the following most accurately reflects your opinion?" 56% opposed any escalation. 4% were willing to send more troops, but not as many or for as long as the President wants. 41% support the President's plan.

Here are some details on what MoveOn members are thinking

We asked how much MoveOn members agree or disagree with each of the statements below, on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being complete agreement). Their mean responses are below.