After The Independent on Sunday became the first British newspaper last Sunday to call for withdrawal, ComRes asked respondents whether they agreed or disagreed with this statement of editorial policy:
I would support a phased withdrawal of British forces from Afghanistan, the aim being the end of combat operations within a year or so.
The poll, to be published in tomorrow's Independent on Sunday, also found that the Conservative lead has increased slightly to 14 points:
Con 39% (-1)
Lab 25% (-2)
LD 17% (-1)
Others 19% (+4)
(Change since most recent ComRes poll for The Independent, 27 October.)
The poll also found that people believe, by a narrow margin, that the British presence in Afghanistan makes our streets less safe; that the Sun was unfair to the Prime Minister over his letter of condolence; and that David Cameron would not handle the issue of Afghanistan better than Gordon Brown.
The threat of terrorism on British soil is increased by British forces remaining in Afghanistan
The Sun was unfair to Gordon Brown over his handwritten letter to the mother of Private Jamie Janes
David Cameron would handle the issue of Afghanistan better than Gordon Brown has done
ComRes telephoned 1,007 GB adults on 11 and 12 November.