POLL DU JOUR
57 percent of Americans say the war in Afghanistan against the Taliban and al Qaeda has been successful.
41 percent say the effort has been unsuccessful.
52 percent say the U.S. should initiate military action if Iran is close to developing a nuclear weapon.
40 percent say the U.S. should not initiate military action; 8 percent are unsure.
48 percent say the U.S. should provide only humanitarian assistance to citizens affected by unrest and violence in Syria.
25 percent say there should be “no action.”
13 percent say the U.S. should take military action in Syria.
11 percent say the U.S. should provide weapons to forces inside Syria opposing the government.
Source; A Wall Street Journal/nbc News poll of 800 U.S. adults conducted Feb. 29-March 3.