According to a Washington Post-ABC Poll, the majority of Americans said they believe the war in Afghanistan is not worth fighting, Americans also, by nearly 2 to 1, are not confident the Afghan election will produce a government that can rule the country effectively. Just 34 per cent say they think Afghanistan’s national election will result in an effective government, with just 3 per cent “very confident.” While 47 per cent endorsed the mission, over 51 per cent of Americans said they did not – according to the poll. Just 42 per cent, moreover, think the United States is winning the war in Afghanistan; 36 per cent say it’s losing. The results of the survey could indicate problems for a war that President Barack Obama has defended as a top priority. In a CNN-Opinion Research Corporation survey released earlier this month, 54 per cent opposed the US-led fight, with only 41 per cent in favour. Public unease has been reflected in Congress, where some of Obama’s fellow Democrats have voiced worries about the open-ended US commitment.