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Polls listed chronologically. Data are from nationwide surveys of Americans 18 & older.

 
 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Nov. 13-19, 2006. N=1,623 registered voters nationwide. MoE 2.4.

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"From what you have seen or heard about the situation in Iraq, what should the United States do? Should the U.S. increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, keep the same number of U.S. troops in Iraq as there are now, decrease the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, or remove all its troops from Iraq?

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Increase Same Decrease Remove All Unsure
% % % % %

11/13-19/06

23

16

23

30

8

5/23-30/06

11

26

28

29

6


 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Nov. 3-5, 2006. N=1,008 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"If the Democrats win control of Congress in this November's election, do you think that their policies would move the country in the right direction or the wrong direction in each of the following areas? Iraq."

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Right
Direction
Wrong
Direction
Unsure    
% % %    

11/3-5/06

54 39 7    

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"If the Republicans retain control of Congress in this November's election, do you think that their policies would move the country in the right direction or the wrong direction in each of the following areas? Iraq."

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Right
Direction
Wrong
Direction
Unsure    
% % %    

11/3-5/06

34 60 6    

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"Do you think the war with Iraq has made the U.S. safer or less safe from terrorism?"

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Safer Less Safe No Change
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

11/3-5/06

35 56 7 2  
10/6-8/06 36 53 7 4  

8/18-20/06

37 55 7 2  

5/5-7/06

33 53 10 4  

 

Time Poll conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas (SRBI) Public Affairs. Nov. 1-3, 2006. N=1,203 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the job President Bush is doing in each of these areas? Handling the situation in Iraq."

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  Approve Disapprove Unsure
  % % %
11/1-3/06 31 65 4
10/3-4/06 31 65 5
8/22-24/06 34 63 3
8/9-10/06 30 64 5
7/13-17/06 32 64 4
6/27-29/06 33 64 3
11/29 - 12/1/05 38 60 2
9/7-8/05 39 57 4
5/10-12/05 41 55 4

3/22-24/05

44 52 4

3/15-17/05

47 50 3

1/12-13/2/05

45 51 4

Among registered voters:

9/21-23/04

48 48 3

9/7-9/04

51 45 3

8/31 - 9/2/04

50 46 3

8/24-26/04

48 48 4

8/3-5/04

45 52 3

7/20-22/04

41 55 5

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"Do you think the United States was right or wrong in going to war with Iraq?"

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  Right Wrong Unsure
  % % %
11/1-3/06 39 53 8
10/3-4/06 38 53 8
11/29 - 12/1/05 44 50 6

3/15-17/05

47 47 6

1/12-13/2/05

42 51 7

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"Overall, do you think the United States is winning or losing the war in Iraq?"

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  Winning Losing Depends
(vol.)
Unsure
  % % % %
11/1-3/06 28 53 7 11

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"Which party -- the Democrats of Republicans -- would do a better job of dealing with the war in Iraq?" Party names rotated. N=1,030 registered voters (MoE 3).

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  Republicans Democrats Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
  % % % % %
11/1-3/06 39 44 1 9 7

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Oct. 26-27, 2006. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"Please tell me which political party -- the Republicans or the Democrats -- you trust to do a better job handling each of the following. What about the situation in Iraq? Which party do you trust to do a better job handling this issue?" Parties rotated

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Republicans Democrats Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %

10/26-27/06

33 45 3 8 11

10/19-20/06

34 46 3 10 7

10/5-6/06

34 47 1 9 9

8/10-11/06

39 45 1 7 8

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Oct. 6-8, 2006. N=1,028 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think the Republicans in Congress or the Democrats in Congress would do a better job of dealing with each of the following issues and problems. The situation in Iraq."

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Republicans Democrats No Differ-
ence (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  
10/6-8/06 34 51 8 7  
9/22-24/06 42 47 7 4  

8/18-20/06

41 47 8 3  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Oct. 6-8, 2006. N=1,007 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"How important will each of the following issues be to your vote for Congress this year? Will it be extremely important, very important, moderately important, or not that important? How about the situation in Iraq?"

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Extremely
Important
Very
Important
Moderately
Important
Not That
Important
Unsure
% % % % %

10/6-8/06

48 38 11 2 1
6/23-25/06 55 34 8 3 1
1/6-8/06 45 40 11 3 1
10/21-23/05 44 37 13 4 2

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"Do you think the Republicans in Congress or the Democrats in Congress would do a better job of dealing with each of the following issues and problems? How about the situation in Iraq?"

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Republicans Democrats No Differ-
ence (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

10/6-8/06

35 52 6 7  
3/10-12/06 40 48 6 6  
10/21-23/05 40 46 10 4  
7/18-20/03 51 36 7 6  
1/3-5/03 53 29 12 6  

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Oct. 5-6, 2006. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"How confident are you that the United States will successfully establish a stable democratic form of government in Iraq over the long term? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?"

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Very
Confident
Somewhat
Confident
Not Too
Confident
Not at All
Confident
Unsure
% % % % %

10/5-6/06

12 26 26 32 4

8/10-11/06

11 32 24 30 3
9/8-9/05 15 31 23 29 2
5/1-2/03 21 42 19 14 4

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"Before the Iraq War, the Bush Administration said it had intelligence reports indicating that Iraq was hiding banned chemical or biological weapons from UN weapons inspectors. But so far, no such banned weapons have been found in Iraq. Do you think the Bush Administration [see below]?"

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Yes No Unsure
% % %

"Misinterpreted or misanalyzed the intelligence reports they said indicated Iraq had banned weapons"

    10/5-6/06

61 30 9
    3/18-19/04 55 35 10
    1/29-30/04 54 36 10
    10/23-24/03 50 39 11
    10/9-10/03 49 39 12
    8/21-22/03 44 47 9
    7/24-25/03 41 49 10
    7/10-11/03 45 41 14
    5/29-30/03 36 54 10

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"Purposely misled the public about evidence that Iraq had banned weapons in order to build support for war"

    10/5-6/06

58 36 6
    3/18-19/04 46 49 5
    1/29-30/04 41 51 8
    10/23-24/03 42 49 9
    10/9-10/03 45 45 10
    8/21-22/03 43 51 6
    7/24-25/03 39 56 5
    7/10-11/03 38 53 9
    5/29-30/03 36 57 7

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2006. N=1,014 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think the war with Iraq has made the U.S. safer or less safe from terrorism?"

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Safer Less Safe Unsure    
% % %    

9/29 - 10/2/06

40 57 3    

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"A year from now, do you think things will be going better for the U.S. in Iraq, or do you think things will be going worse?"

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Better Worse Unsure    
% % %    

9/29 - 10/2/06

46 50 5    

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"At this time, how worried are you about the situation in Iraq: very worried, fairly worried, or not worried?"

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Very
Worried
Fairly
Worried
Not
Worried
   
% % %    

9/29 - 10/2/06

37 38 24    

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"Do you think the Bush Administration has deliberately misled the American public about how the war in Iraq is going or don't you think so?"

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Deliberately
Misled
Don't
Think So
Unsure    
% % %    

9/29 - 10/2/06

58 41 1    

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Sept. 22-24, 2006. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"How important will each of the following issues be to your vote for Congress this year? Will it be extremely important, very important, moderately important, or not that important? The situation in Iraq." Half sample, MoE 4.5

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Extremely
Important
Very
Important
Moderately
Important
Not That
Important
Unsure
% % % % %
9/22-24/06 46 36 14 2 1

8/2-3/06

45 41 9 4 1

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"Do you think Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's involvement in military planning efforts has done more to help the U.S. efforts in Iraq, or more to harm the U.S. efforts in Iraq?"

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Help Harm Unsure    
% % %    
9/22-24/06 33 57 10    

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"Thinking back to 2003, do you think the Bush Administration had a clear plan for how to handle the situation in Iraq once Saddam Hussein was removed from power?"

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A Clear
Plan
No Clear
Plan
Unsure    
% % %    
9/22-24/06 23 74 3    

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"Do you think Iraq is currently engaged in a civil war, or do you not think Iraq is currently engaged in a civil war?"

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Civil War Not a
Civil War
Unsure    
% % %    
9/22-24/06 65 29 6    

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"Do you feel that you have a clear idea of what the war in Iraq is all about -- that is, what we are fighting for?"

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Yes No Unsure    
% % %    
9/22-24/06 60 39 1    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 15-19, 2006. N=1,131 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). RV = registered voters

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"Do you think of the war with Iraq as part of the war on terrorism, or do you think of it as separate from the war on terrorism?"

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Part of Separate
From
Unsure
% % %

9/15-19/06

49 46 5
8/17-21/06 44 51 5
8/11-13/06 50 46 4
6/10-11/06 54 41 5
12/2-6/05 53 43 4
4/11-13/03 66 30 4

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"If the U.S. withdrew its troops from Iraq now, do you think the threat of terrorism against the United States would increase, decrease, or stay about the same?"

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Increase Decrease Same Unsure
% % % %

9/15-19/06

42 8 48 2

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"Based on what you have heard or read, do you think most Iraqis would prefer that U.S. troops leave Iraq, or would most Iraqis prefer that U.S. troops stay in Iraq?"

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Prefer U.S.
Leaves
Prefer U.S.
Stays
Unsure
% % %

9/15-19/06

52 38 10

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Sept. 15-17, 2006. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think Congress is doing too much to oversee U.S. policy in the war in Iraq, is doing the right amount, or do you think Congress is not doing enough to oversee U.S. policy in the war in Iraq?" Options rotated

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Too Much Right Amount Not Enough

Unsure

 
% % % %  

9/15-17/06

14 22 56 7  

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"Here are four different plans the U.S. could follow in dealing with the war in Iraq. Which ONE do you prefer? Withdraw all troops from Iraq immediately. Withdraw all troops by September 2007, that is, in 12 months' time. Withdraw troops, but take as many years to do this as are needed to turn control over to the Iraqis. OR, Send more troops to Iraq." Options rotated

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Withdraw
Immediately
Withdraw by
Sept. 2007
Take as Long
as Needed
Send More
Troops
Unsure
% % % % %

9/15-17/06

17 31 42 9 2

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"Do you think the war with Iraq has made the U.S. safer or less safe from terrorism?"

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Safer Less Safe No Change
(vol.)

Unsure

 
% % % %  

9/15-17/06

41 48 8 3  
8/5-7/05 34 57 6 3  

7/7-10/05

40 54 5 1  

6/29-30/05

44 39 13 4  

6/24-26/05

43 46 8 3  

10/1-3/04

47 45 5 3  

6/21-23/04

37 55 6 2  

3/5-7/04

50 37 10 3  

12/15-16/03

56 33 9 2  

11/14-16/03

48 43 7 2  
10/24-26/03 45 43 10 2  

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"Do you consider the war in Iraq to be part of the war on terrorism which began on September 11, 2001, or do you consider it to be an entirely separate military action?"

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Part of Entirely
Separate

Unsure

   
% % %    

9/15-17/06

48 49 3    
3/10-12/06 44 53 3    

12/16-18/05

43 55 2    
3/26-28/04 50 48 2    
8/25-26/03 57 41 2    

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"Based on what you have heard or read, do you, personally, think Iraq is or is not in a state of civil war right now?"

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Is Is Not

Unsure

   
% % %    

9/15-17/06

72 25 3    

 

ABC News Poll. Sept. 5-7, 2006. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). Fieldwork by TNS.

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"Do you think of the war with Iraq as part of the war against terrorism, or as separate from the war against terrorism?" Options rotated

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Part of Separate
From
Unsure
% % %

9/5-7/06

57 41 2
6/22-25/06 56 43 1
4/03 77 22 1

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2006. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"Who do you think is currently winning the war in Iraq: the U.S. and its allies, the insurgents in Iraq, or neither side?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

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U.S., Allies Insurgents Neither Side Unsure  
% % % %  

8/30 - 9/2/06

25 12 62 1  

4/21-23/06

26 13 58 4  

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"Do you think Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the September 11th terrorist attacks, or not?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

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Yes No Unsure    
% % %    

8/30 - 9/2/06

43 52 6    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Aug. 17-21, 2006. N=1,206 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Over the last couple of years, do you think the Bush Administration has focused too much on the war in Iraq and not enough on terrorists elsewhere in the world, or focused too much on terrorists elsewhere in the world and not enough on the war in Iraq, or has the balance been about right?"

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Too Much
On Iraq
Not Enough
On Iraq
About Right Unsure
% % % %

8/17-21/06

46 5 42 7

8/11-13/06

41 3 48 8

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Aug. 18-20, 2006. N=1,033 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"Do you think the war with Iraq has made the world safer or less safe from terrorism?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

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Safer Less Safe No Change
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

8/18-20/06

32 59 6 3  

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"Which of the following statements comes closer to your view? The war in Iraq is a distraction from the U.S. efforts against terrorists who want to attack targets within the U.S. The war in Iraq is an essential part of the U.S. efforts against terrorists who want to attack targets within the U.S." Half sample, MoE 4.5

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Distraction Essential Unsure    
% % %    

8/18-20/06

52 44 4    

 

CBS News Poll. Aug. 11-13, 2006. N=974 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). RV = registered voters

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"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to make the right decisions about the war in Iraq?"

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Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %
8/11-13/06 35 38 2 12 13
7/21-25/06 36 42 1 7 14

5/4-8/06

30 48 3 5 14
4/6-9/06 33 44 2 8 13
3/9-12/06 35 41 2 8 14
1/5-8/06 36 39 2 9 14
12/2-6/05 35 40 2 8 15
7/11-15/04 41 45 2 4 8

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"As a result of the United States' military action against Iraq, do you think the threat of terrorism against the United States has increased, decreased, or stayed about the same?"

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Increased Decreased Same Unsure
% % % %

8/11-13/06

48 9 42 1
8/29-31/05 40 16 42 2
7/29 - 8/2/05 45 14 39 2
1/14-18/05 33 19 47 1
6/23-27/04 47 13 38 2
4/23-27/04 41 18 39 2
10/20-21/03 26 21 51 2
9/15-16/03 25 17 55 3
8/26-28/03 32 19 48 1
5/03 34 15 49 2

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Aug. 3-6, 2006. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). Fieldwork by TNS. RV = registered voters.

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"If a candidate for Congress supports the Bush Administration's policies in Iraq, would that make you more likely to support that candidate for Congress, more likely to oppose that candidate, or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?" Options rotated

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More Likely
to Support
More Likely
to Oppose
Not Much
Difference
Unsure
% % % %

8/3-6/06

23 38 39 1

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Aug. 2-3, 2006. N=1,047 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"Do you think the U.S. should withdraw SOME troops from Iraq by the end of the year, or do you think the U.S. should keep the SAME NUMBER of troops in Iraq through the end of the year?" If "Withdraw": "Do you think the U.S. should withdraw ALL troops from Iraq by the end of the year, or do you think the U.S. should keep SOME troops in Iraq through the end of the year?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

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Withdraw
All
Withdraw
Some
Keep Same
Number
Unsure  
% % % %  

8/2-3/06

26 35 34 5  

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"Which comes closer to your view about U.S. troops in Iraq? The U.S. should set a timetable for withdrawal by announcing that it will remove all of its troops from Iraq by a certain date. The U.S. should keep troops in Iraq as long as necessary without setting any timetable for withdrawal." Options rotated. Half sample, MoE 4.5.

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Timetable No Timetable Unsure    
% % %    

8/2-3/06

57 40 4    

6/14-15/06

53 41 6    

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"Which comes closer to your view about the war in Iraq? You think the U.S. will DEFINITELY win the war in Iraq. You think the U.S. will PROBABLY win the war in Iraq. You think the U.S. CAN win the war in Iraq, but you don't think it WILL win. OR, You do not think the U.S. CAN win the war in Iraq."

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Definitely
Win
Probably
Win
Can Win,
But Won't
Cannot
Win
Unsure
% % % % %

8/2-3/06

20 27 19 29 4

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. July 21-25, 2006. N=1,127 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). RV = registered voters

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"Do you think the result of the war with Iraq was worth the loss of American life and other costs of attacking Iraq, or not?"

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Worth It Not Worth It Unsure
% % %
7/21-25/06 30 63 6

6/10-11/06

33 62 5

3/9-12/06

25 70 5

2/22-26/06

29 63 8
10/30 - 11/1/05 31 64 5
10/3-5/05 32 64 5
8/29-31/05 33 61 6
7/29 - 8/2/05 34 59 7
7/11-15/04 34 62 4
6/23-27/04 32 60 8
5/20-23/04 33 60 7
5/11/04 29 64 7
4/23-27/04 33 58 9
3/30 - 4/1/04 37 54 9
3/10-14/04 42 51 7
2/24-27/04 42 52 6
2/12-15/04 41 50 9
1/12-15/04 43 51 6
12/21-22/03 42 47 11
12/14-15/03 44 49 7
11/10-12/03 40 51 9
10/20-21/03 42 52 6
9/28 - 10/1/03 41 53 6
9/15-16/03 43 47 10
8/26-28/03 46 46 8
8/11-12/03 46 45 9

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"How do you think the war with Iraq is affecting the United States' image in the world? Is the war making the U.S. image in the world better, making it worse, or is the war having no effect on the U.S. image in the world?"

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Better Worse No Effect Unsure
% % % %
7/21-25/06 10 72 12 6

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"Do you think the war with Iraq has made U.S. diplomatic efforts in the rest of the Middle East easier, harder, or has it had no effect?"

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Easier Harder No Effect Unsure
% % % %
7/21-25/06 10 69 16 5

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"Do you think the U.S. presence in Iraq is leading to greater stability in the Middle East, less stability, or doesn't it have any effect on the stability of the Middle East?"

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Greater
Stability
Less
Stability
No Effect Unsure
% % % %
7/21-25/06 25 41 25 9

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"If the U.S. stays in Iraq for several more years, do you think that will eventually make the United States more safe from terrorism, less safe, or won't it make any difference?"

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More Safe Less Safe No
Difference
Unsure
% % % %
7/21-25/06 27 21 50 2

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. July 21-23, 2006. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Here are four different plans the U.S. could follow in dealing with the war in Iraq. Which ONE do you prefer? Withdraw all troops from Iraq immediately. Withdraw all troops by August 2007, that is, in 12 months' time. Withdraw troops, but take as many years to do this as are needed to turn control over to the Iraqis. OR, Send more troops to Iraq." Options rotated

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Withdraw
Immediately
Withdraw by
August 2007
Take as Long
as Needed
Send More
Troops
Unsure
% % % % %

7/21-23/06

19 33 38 7 2

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. July 11-12, 2006. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Which political party -- the Democrats or the Republicans -- do you think would do a better job on each of the following issues? Iraq." Options rotated

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Democrats Republicans Equal (vol.) Unsure
% % % %
7/11-12/06 38 36 10 16
2/7-8/06 39 41 9 11
2/18-19/04 34 48 6 12
5/20-21/03 20 52 12 16

 

Associated Press/Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. July 10-12, 2006. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1. RV = registered voters

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"And when it comes to the situation in Iraq, do you approve or disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way Democrats in Congress are handling that issue?" If "mixed feelings" or not sure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove?"

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Approve Disapprove Mixed
Feelings
Unsure  
% % % %  
7/10-12/06 32 64 2 3  

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"And when it comes to the situation in Iraq, do you approve or disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way Republicans in Congress are handling that issue?" If "mixed feelings" or not sure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove?"

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Approve Disapprove Mixed
Feelings
Unsure  
% % % %  
7/10-12/06 36 61 1 2  

 

The Harris Poll. July 5-11, 2006. N=1,020 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Are you confident that Iraq will be successful in developing a stable and reasonably democratic government?"

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Yes No Unsure
% % %
7/5-11/06 37 56 7
11/8-13/05 32 61 7
8/9-16/05 40 56 4
6/7-12/05 41 51 9
4/5-10/05 43 55 2

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"Do you think the invasion of Iraq, and recent events in Iraq, have made the United States much more respected, somewhat more respected, somewhat less respected, or much less respected around the world?"

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More
Respected
Less
Respected
Unsure
% % %
7/5-11/06 28 68 4
8/9-16/05 27 68 4
8/10-15/04 30 64 6
6/8-15/04 33 62 5

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"Please say whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. . . ."

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Agree Disagree Unsure
% % %

"Invading and occupying Iraq has motivated more Islamic terrorists to attack Americans and the United States"

    7/5-11/06

61 37 2

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"Spending huge sums of money to invade and occupy Iraq has meant that a lot less money has been available to protect the United States against another terrorist attack"

    7/5-11/06

56 42 1

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"Invading Iraq has helped to reduce the threat of another terrorist attack against the United States"

    7/5-11/06

41 58 1

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"Most U.S. troops will be out of Iraq two years from now"

    7/5-11/06

33 62 4

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"Do you believe that the following statements are true or not true? . . ."

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True Not True Unsure
% % %

"The Iraqis are better off now than they were under Saddam Hussein"

    7/5-11/06

72 22 6

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"Saddam Hussein had strong links with Al Qaeda"

    7/5-11/06

64 30 7

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"History will give the U.S. credit for bringing freedom and democracy to Iraq"

    7/5-11/06

55 43 3

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"Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded"

    7/5-11/06

50 45 4

 

Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll. June 24-27, 2006. N=1,321 adults nationwide. MoE 3. RV = registered voters

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"Which party do you think can do a better job of handling the situation in Iraq?"

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Democrats Republicans

Both Equally
(vol.)

Neither (vol.)

Unsure

% % % % %

6/24-27/06

36 32 6 15 11

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"Over the next year, do you expect the situation In Iraq will get better, get worse or remain about the same?"

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Better Worse Same Unsure
% % % %

6/24-27/06

28 29 40 3

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"How closely have you been following the story about U.S. soldiers allegedly killing civilian Iraqis: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely or not closely at all?"

.

Closely Not Closely Unsure
% % %

6/24-27/06

68 31 1

.

"As you may know, there have been reports that American troops in Iraq may have killed unarmed Iraqi civilians during military operations. Do reports like that change your feelings about the war in Iraq in any way, or don't they affect your feelings about the war one way or the other?" If change: "Do reports like that make you feel more, or less, supportive of the war?"

.

More
Supportive
Less
Supportive
No Change Unsure
% % % %

6/24-27/06

6 23 66 5

.

"Regardless of whether or not you believe these particular allegations, do you think incidents such as these are rare, or common?"

.

Rare Common Unsure
% % %

6/24-27/06

60 35 5

.

"As you may know, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq -- Abu Musab Zarqawi -- was killed by an American air strike earlier this month. Do you think that the death of Zarqawi will stop the insurgency from attacking the troops in Iraq, or will it increase the number of insurgency attacks, or don't you think it will make a difference in the level of the insurgency attacks one way or another?"

.

Stop Increase No Difference Unsure
% % % %

6/24-27/06

8 38 50 4

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. June 22-25, 2006. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). Fieldwork by TNS. RV = registered voters.

.

"Do you think the war with Iraq has or has not [see below]?" Half sample

.

Has Has Not Unsure
% % %

"Contributed to long-term peace and stability in the Mideast"

.

   6/22-25/06 39 58 2

   6/23-26/05

51 47 2
   6/17-20/04 42 56 2

.

"Damaged the United States' image in the rest of the world"

.

   6/22-25/06 74 25 1

   6/23-26/05

67 33 -
   6/17-20/04 76 23 1

.

"Encouraged democracy in other Arab nations"

.

   6/22-25/06 49 47 4

   12/15-18/05

47 50 4

   6/23-26/05

49 48 2

.

"Helped to improve the lives of the Iraqi people"

.

   6/22-25/06 68 29 3

   6/04

65 33 1

.

"Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way U.S. military forces in Iraq are doing their jobs?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %
6/22-25/06 86 12 2

.

"Do you think the United States is doing all it reasonably can do to try to avoid civilian casualties in Iraq, or do you think it should do more?"

.

Doing All
It Can
Should
Do More
Unsure
% % %
6/22-25/06 58 39 3
3/03 82 15 4

.

"Some U.S. forces in Iraq have been accused of intentionally killing Iraqi civilians. Do you think this represents a few isolated cases, or do you think it's more widespread than that?"

.

Few Isolated
Cases
More
Widespread
Unsure
% % %
6/22-25/06 78 20 2

.

"Do you think of the war with Iraq as part of the war against terrorism, or as separate from the war against terrorism?" Options rotated

.

Part of Separate
From
Unsure
% % %
6/22-25/06 56 43 1
4/03 77 22 1

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. June 14-19, 2006. N=1,501 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"As you may know, the terrorist leader of al Qaeda in Iraq named Zarqawi was killed last week by U.S. forces. Will Zarqawi's death make the situation in Iraq better, worse, or not have much of an effect?"

.

Better Worse Not Much
Effect
Unsure
% % % %
6/14-19/06 32 17 44 7

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. June 14-15, 2006. N=1,017 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"As you may know, the Iraqis have recently formed a new government in that country. Do you think that the next government will be strong enough a year from now to maintain order in Iraq without assistance from U.S. troops?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

.

Yes No Unsure    
% % %    

6/14-15/06

30 48 22    

.

"As you may know, the Iraqis have recently formed a new government in that country. Do you think that the next government will be strong enough a few years from now to maintain order in Iraq without assistance from U.S. troops?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

.

Yes No Unsure    
% % %    

6/14-15/06

50 33 17    

Earlier polling on Iraq


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