Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Poll: 60 percent of Americans oppose Iraq war - Aug 9, 2006
That is about the same percentage of people who opposed the war before the Bushites began painting terrifying pictures of mushroom clouds over American cities.
I would say, we are back where we stared from, but alas, that would not be true. Hundreds of thousands are now dead and Iraq lies in ruins, not to mention Lebanon.
CNN.com - Poll: 60 percent of Americans oppose Iraq war - Aug 9, 2006:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sixty percent of Americans oppose the U.S. war in Iraq, the highest number since polling on the subject began with the commencement of the war in March 2003, according to poll results and trends released Wednesday.
And a majority of poll respondents said they would support the withdrawal of at least some U.S. troops by the end of the year, according to results from the Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted last week on behalf of CNN. The corporation polled 1,047 adult Americans by telephone.
According to trends, the number of poll respondents who said they did not support the Iraq war has steadily risen as the war stretched into a second and then a third year. In the most recent poll, 36 percent said they were in favor of the war -- half of the peak of 72 percent who said they were in favor of the war as it began.
Sixty-one percent, however, said they believed at least some U.S. troops should be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of the year. Of those, 26 percent said they would favor the withdrawal of all troops, while 35 percent said not all troops should be withdrawn. Another 34 percent said they believed the current level of troops in Iraq should be maintained.