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

 
 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). June 9-12, 2006. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.  RV = registered voters.

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"I'm going to read you some positions that someone running for Congress could take. For each one, please tell me whether you would be more likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who takes this position, less likely to vote for this candidate, or would it not make a difference to you either way? Favors pulling all American troops out of Iraq within the next twelve months." Registered voters

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More Likely Less Likely No Difference Unsure
% % % %
6/9-12/06 54 32 10 4

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"Some leaders of the Democratic Party have indicated that if the Democrats take control of Congress after the next election, they will investigate the Bush Administration's actions in a number of areas. For each of the following areas, do you think this is something that Congress should or should not investigate? The Administration's use of intelligence leading up to the Iraq war."

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Should Should Not Depends (vol.) Unsure
% % % %
6/9-12/06 57 40 2 1

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"When it comes to dealing with Iraq, which party do you think would do a better job: the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, or both about the same? If you think that neither would do a good job, please just say so." Half-sample (Form A)

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Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
About the
Same
Neither Unsure
% % % % %
6/9-12/06 33 30 20 12 5
3/10-13/06 27 30 21 16 6
11/4-7/05 33 30 14 17 6
12/04 27 42 17 10 4
7/04 RV 31 39 16 10 4
1/04 22 49 14 12 4
12/03 24 45 13 7 11
10/02 RV 17 47 21 8 7

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"When it comes to the war in Iraq, do you think that removing Saddam Hussein from power was or was not worth the number of U.S. military casualties and the financial cost of the war?" Half-sample (Form A)

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Worth It Not Worth It Depends
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
6/9-12/06 40 52 4 4
4/21-24/06 40 52 4 4
3/10-13/06 39 51 6 4
1/26-29/06 42 48 5 5

12/9-12/05

41 49 5 5
11/4-7/05 40 52 5 3
10/8-10/05 40 51 4 5
9/9-12/05 37 51 5 7
7/8-11/05 44 49 4 3
5/12-16/05 40 51 4 5
3/31 - 4/3/05 44 48 4 4
2/10-14/05 44 49 3 4
1/13-17/05 40 52 3 5
12/9-13/04 43 48 6 3
10/16-18/04 RV 41 50 4 5
9/17-19/04 RV 40 52 3 5
8/23-25/04 RV 43 49 4 4

7/19-21/04 RV

43 47 4 6
6/25-28/04 RV 40 51 5 4
3/04 50 45 1 4
1/04 52 40 2 5
12/14/03 53 37 5 5
12/13/03 45 42 6 6
11/03 45 46 3 5

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"Looking at how things stand in Iraq today, do you feel that the decision to attack Iraq was the right decision or do you feel it was the wrong decision?" Half-sample (Form B)

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Right
Decision
Wrong
Decision
Unsure
% % %
6/9-12/06 41 53 6

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"Do you think that the United States should maintain its current troop level in Iraq to help secure peace and stability, or should the United States reduce its number of troops now that Iraq has adopted a constitution?"

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Maintain
Level
Reduce
Number
Depends/
Some of
Both (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
6/9-12/06 35 57 5 4
3/10-13/06 31 61 5 3
1/26-29/06 28 66 3 3

12/9-12/05

35 60 3 2
11/4-7/05 36 57 4 4

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"And do you feel more confident or less confident that the war in Iraq will come to a successful conclusion?" Half-sample (Form A)

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More
Confident
Less
Confident
Depends/
Some of
Both (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
6/9-12/06 38 53 5 4
4/21-24/06 33 57 5 5
3/10-13/06 32 57 6 5

12/9-12/05

39 50 6 5
11/4-7/05 32 58 6 4
10/8-10/05 35 56 4 5
7/8-11/05 36 55 5 4
5/12-16/05 40 50 6 4
3/31 - 4/3/05 44 45 6 5
2/10-14/05 47 43 5 5
1/13-17/05 41 48 6 5
12/9-13/04 41 48 6 5

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"Based on what you have seen happening in Iraq over the course of the past month, do you feel more optimistic or more pessimistic about the way things are going in Iraq?" Half-sample (Form B)

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More
Optimistic
More
Pessimistic
No Differ-
ence
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
6/9-12/06 46 44 6 4

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"Looking ahead, how likely do you think it is that America's involvement in Iraq eventually will be successful: very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely?" Half-sample (Form A)

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Very
Likely
Somewhat
Likely
Somewhat
Unlikely
Very
Unlikely
Unsure
% % % % %
6/9-12/06 18 36 20 25 1

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"As you may have heard, the man who was leading al Qaeda's attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq was recently killed in an airstrike. Do you think this will improve the situation in Iraq a lot, improve the situation a little, or have no effect on the situation?" Half-sample (Form B)

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Improve
a Lot
Improve
a Little
No Effect Unsure
% % % %
6/9-12/06 16 37 43 4

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"It was recently reported that a group of Marines were allegedly involved in killing two dozen Iraqi citizens in the city of Haditha. Do you feel that their actions should be treated as a criminal activity or do you think that this is just something that happens during a period of war and the Marines should be reprimanded but not brought up on criminal charges?"

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Criminal
Activity
Reprimanded Depends
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
6/9-12/06 33 49 10 8

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"Do you think this incident will cause a setback in the United States' relationship with the Muslim world, or will it have no effect on the United States' relationship with the Muslim world?" Half-sample (Form A)

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Cause a
Setback
Have No
Effect
Unsure
% % %
6/9-12/06 62 33 5

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"Do you think this incident was an isolated incident or a common one?" Half-sample (Form B)

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Isolated Common Unsure
% % %
6/9-12/06 57 32 11

 

CBS News Poll. June 10-11, 2006. N=659 adults nationwide. MoE 4 (for all adults). RV = registered voters

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"Should the United States troops stay in Iraq as long as it takes to make sure Iraq is a stable democracy, even if it takes a long time, or should U.S. troops leave Iraq as soon as possible, even if Iraq is not completely stable?"
Prior to 6/04: "Should the United States troops stay in Iraq as long as it takes to make sure Iraq is a stable democracy, even if that takes a long time, or should U.S. troops turn over control to Iraqis as soon as possible, even if Iraq is not completely stable?"

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Stay as Long
As it Takes
Leave
ASAP
Unsure
% % %
6/10-11/06 48 46 6
4/6-9/06 47 47 6
1/20-25/06 50 45 5
1/5-8/06 49 44 7
10/30 - 11/1/05 43 50 7
10/3-5/05 36 59 5
9/9-13/05 42 52 6
2/24-28/05 55 40 5
1/14-18/05 51 42 7
9/04 54 39 7
6/23-27/04 54 40 6
5/20-23/04 45 49 6
5/11/04 38 55 7
4/23-27/04 46 46 8
12/14-15/03 56 35 9
11/10-12/03 49 43 8

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"The United States military has killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the terrorist leader in Iraq. How much have you heard or read about this: a lot, some, not much, or nothing at all?"

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A Lot Some Not Much Nothing
% % % %
6/10-11/06 41 36 16 6

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"Now that al-Zarqawi has been killed, do you think the attacks against civilians in Iraq will increase, decrease, or stay about the same?"

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Increase Decrease Same Unsure
% % % %
6/10-11/06 24 18 54 4

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"Now that al-Zarqawi has been killed, do you think the attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq will increase, decrease, or stay about the same?"

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Increase Decrease Same Unsure
% % % %
6/10-11/06 30 16 50 4

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"As a result of the killing of al-Zarqawi, do you think the threat of terrorism against the United States will increase, decrease, or stay about the same?"

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Increase Decrease Same Unsure
% % % %
6/10-11/06 22 13 61 4

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"Now that al-Zarqawi has been killed, do you think Iraq will probably become more stable, less stable, or won't his death have much affect on Iraq's stability?"

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More Stable Less Stable Not Much
Affect
Unsure
% % % %
6/10-11/06 31 10 54 5

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"Now that al-Zarqawi has been killed, do you think the fighting among different ethnic groups in Iraq will increase, decrease, or stay about the same?"

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Increase Decrease Same Unsure
% % % %
6/10-11/06 17 16 62 5

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. June 9-11, 2006. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think each of the following is better off, about the same, or worse off as a result of the war with Iraq? How about for [see below]?" Options rotated

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Better Off Same Worse Off Unsure  
% % % %  
"The Iraqi people"
   6/9-11/06 48 19 29 4  

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"The strength and preparedness of the U.S. military"
   6/9-11/06 42 29 25 4  

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"The war on terrorism"
   6/9-11/06 40 29 29 2  

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"The prospects for democracy in the Middle East"
   6/9-11/06 37 33 26 5  

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"The people of the United States"
   6/9-11/06 26 31 42 2  

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"The image of the U.S. around the world"
   6/9-11/06 11 26 60 3  

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"As you may know, the terrorist leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was killed on Wednesday by U.S. air strikes. Do you consider this to be a major achievement for the United States, a minor achievement, or not an achievement at all?"

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Major Minor Not at All Unsure  
% % % %  
6/9-11/06 53 36 9 2  

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"In the long run, as a result of al-Zarqawi's death, do you think there will be more insurgent attacks in Iraq, about the same number of attacks, or do you think there will be fewer insurgent attacks in Iraq?" Options rotated

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More Same Fewer Unsure  
% % % %  
6/9-11/06 30 48 20 2  

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. June 8-11, 2006. N=1,031 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 June 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."

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Withdraw
Immediately
Withdraw by
June 2007
Take as Long
As Needed
Send More
Troops
Unsure
% % % % %
6/8-11/06 18 29 42 6 5

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"There have been reports that some U.S. marines in Iraq may have allegedly shot civilians in a town called Haditha. The U.S. government is investigating those reports but has not confirmed that the shootings occurred. How closely have you been following news stories about this incident: very closely, somewhat closely, not very closely or not closely at all?"

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Very Closely Somewhat
Closely
Not Very
Closely
Not Closely
At All
Unsure
% % % % %
6/8-11/06 22 36 21 20 1

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"How likely is it that U.S. troops have committed war crimes in Iraq: very likely, fairly likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?"

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Very Likely Fairly Likely Not Very
Likely
Not Likely
At All
Unsure
% % % % %
6/8-11/06 27 30 27 10 6

 

Associated Press/Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. June 5-7, 2006. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1. RV = registered voters

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"How closely have you followed news reports about the allegations of United States military forces killing Iraqi civilians? . . ."

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Very
Closely

Somewhat
Closely

Not Too
Closely

Not at All
Closely

Unsure
% % % % %
6/5-7/06 29 47 17 6 1

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"Regardless of whether these allegations are true, do you think the killing of civilians by United States military forces in Iraq has happened only in isolated incidents or on many occasions?"

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Isolated
Incidents

Many
Occasions

Unsure    
% % %    
6/5-7/06 63 31 6    

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"Would you say the United States military is doing about all it can to prevent the killing of civilians in Iraq or could do more than it is doing now to prevent the killing of civilians in Iraq?"

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Doing All
It Can

Could Do
More

Unsure    
% % %    
6/5-7/06 61 35 4    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 11-15, 2006. N=1,103 adults nationwide. MoE 3. Fieldwork by TNS. RV = registered voters.

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"Again thinking about the goals versus the costs of the war, so far in your opinion has there been an acceptable or unacceptable number of U.S. military casualties in Iraq?"

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Acceptable Unaccep-
table
Unsure
% % %

5/11-15/06

22 76 2

10/30 - 11/2/05

25 73 2

8/25-28/05

30 68 3

6/23-26/05

29 69 2

6/2-5/05

25 73 2

3/10-13/05

27 70 3

12/16-19/04

27 70 3
6/17-20/04 29 71 1
4/15-18/04 33 65 2
1/15-18/04 34 62 4
12/18-21/03 37 60 4
11/12-16/03 33 64 3
10/26-29/03 35 62 3
10/9-13/03 37 60 3
9/10-13/03 43 55 2
9/4-7/03 38 57 5
8/7-11/03 42 53 5
7/9-10/03 44 52 3
6/18-22/03 51 44 5
4/9/03 66 28 6
4/3/03 62 32 5
3/27/03 58 34 9

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"Considering everything, do you think the United States did the right thing in going to war with Iraq, or do you think it was a mistake?"

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Right Thing Mistake Unsure
% % %

5/11-15/06

40 59 1

6/23-26/05

48 51 1

3/10-13/05

48 51 1
4/15-18/04 52 46 1
4/9/03 81 16 3
3/27/03 69 26 5

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"In making its case for war with Iraq, do you think the Bush Administration told the American public what it believed to be true, or intentionally misled the American public?" Options rotated

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What It
Believed
To Be True
Inten-
tionally
Misled
Unsure
% % %

5/11-15/06

46 52 2

10/30 - 11/2/05

44 55 2

6/23-26/05

48 52 -

3/10-13/05

55 43 2

7/04

55 42 3

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. May 4-8, 2006. N=1,241 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).
RV = registered voters

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"How much confidence do you have that George W. Bush will be able to successfully end the war in Iraq: a lot, some, not much, or none at all?"

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A Lot Some Not Much None at All Other/Unsure
% % % % %

5/4-8/06

9 21 28 39 3

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"From what you have heard or read, how much progress has the United States made in training Iraqi troops to take over from the U.S.: a lot, some, not much, none at all, or don't you know enough about it yet to say?"

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A Lot Some Not Much None at All Don't Know/
Unsure
% % % % %

5/4-8/06

12 35 20 6 27

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"From what you know, do you think the U.S. government is giving U.S. troops in Iraq enough resources and military equipment to succeed, or not?"

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Is Is Not Unsure
% % %

5/4-8/06

37 48 15

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. May 5-7, 2006. N=1,021 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the United States' decision to go to war with Iraq in March 2003?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

5/5-7/06

39 58 3    

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. has handled the situation in Iraq in the past few months?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

5/5-7/06

34 59 7    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). April 21-24, 2006. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1 (for all adults). RV = registered voters.

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"An estimated one hundred and seventy billion dollars has been spent on the war in Iraq, and approximately two thousand four hundred American soldiers have died. Since the war began, we have overthrown Saddam Hussein, and Iraq has adopted a constitution and an elected government. Would you say the war in Iraq was worth it or not worth it?" Half-sample (Form B)

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Worth It Not Worth It Depends
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
4/21-24/06 35 56 5 4

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"When it comes to the war in Iraq, do you think we should remain on the current course and try to achieve our current objectives, or do you think we should change directions and scale back on our objectives?"

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Current
Course
Change
Directions
Unsure
% % %
4/21-24/06 38 54 8

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"Recently a number of retired military generals have called for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to resign because of his handling of the Iraq war. Do you think that Donald Rumsfeld should resign or not?"

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Should
Resign
Should Not
Resign
Unsure
% % %
4/21-24/06 47 39 14

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"If Donald Rumsfeld were to resign as secretary of defense, do you think that this would be an important action that would make a real difference in the war, or do you think it would be a symbolic gesture that would not make a real difference in the war?" Half-sample (Form B)

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Important Symbolic Unsure
% % %
4/21-24/06 26 65 9

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"At the conclusion of the war in Iraq, do you feel that most Americans will think it is more like World War Two, which unified America and was considered an important turning point for the United States' role in the world; more like the Korean War, a stalemate in which neither side prevailed and American troops had to remain for many years; or more like the Vietnam War, which divided America and lowered the United States' international prestige?"

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WW II Korea Vietnam Unsure
% % % %
4/21-24/06 11 35 48 6

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. April 7-16, 2006. N=1,501 adults nationwide. MoE 3. RV = registered voters

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"In the long run, do you think the war in Iraq has increased the chances of terrorist attacks in the U.S., lessened the chances, or has it made no difference?"

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Increased Lessened No
Difference
Unsure
% % % %
4/7-16/06 37 27 33 3
10/6-10/05 41 25 32 2
7/13-17/05 45 22 30 3
10/15-19/04 36 32 28 4
9/8-13/04 34 32 31 3

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"Do you think the people of Iraq will be better off or worse off in the long run than they were, now that Saddam Hussein has been removed from power by the U.S. and its allies?"

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Better Off Worse Off Unsure
% % %
4/7-16/06 78 13 9

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. April 7-9, 2006. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Which comes closest to your view about what the U.S. should now do about the number of U.S. troops in Iraq? The U.S. should send more troops to Iraq. The U.S. should keep the number of troops as it is now. The U.S. should withdraw some troops from Iraq. OR, The U.S. should withdraw all of its troops from Iraq." Options rotated

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  Send More Same as Now Withdraw
Some
Withdraw All Unsure
  % % % % %
4/7-9/06 8 25 36 28 3
2/28 - 3/1/06 9 23 38 27 3

12/9-11/05

9 25 38 26 2

9/16-18/05

8 26 33 30 3

8/28-30/05

19 26 27 26 2
8/5-7/05 13 28 23 33 3

6/6-8/05

10 26 31 28 5

2/4-6/05

10 38 32 17 3

1/14-16/05

24 26 21 25 4

9/24-26/04

21 35 21 18 5

6/3-6/04

18 30 23 27 2

5/7-9/04

25 24 18 29 4

4/16-18/04

33 25 16 21 5
4/5-8/04 20 29 18 28 5
1/2-5/04 11 40 29 16 4
12/15-16/03 14 40 27 15 4
12/5-7/03 22 33 25 17 3

 

CBS News Poll. April 6-9, 2006. N=899 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think the Bush Administration has clearly explained what the U.S.'s goals are in Iraq, or haven't they done that yet?"

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Has Has Not Unsure
% % %
4/6-9/06 34 63 3
3/9-12/06 31 63 6
12/2-6/05 35 61 4

 

Associated Press/Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. April 3-5, 2006. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1. RV = registered voters

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"Who do you trust to do a better job of handling the situation in Iraq . . . ?"

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Democrats

Republicans

Equal (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %
4/3-5/06 42 39 3 12 4

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. March 14-15, 2006. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think there will eventually be a free, stable government in Iraq, or not?"

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Will Will Not Unsure
% % %

3/14-15/06

34 55 11

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"Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The Iraqi people are better off today because of the military action taken in Iraq by the U.S.-led coalition."

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Agree Disagree Unsure
% % %

3/14-15/06

59 32 9

7/12-13/05

64 27 10

1/25-26/05

59 31 10

3/23-24/04

74 17 9

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"Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The United States and the world are safer today without Saddam Hussein in power."

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Agree Disagree Unsure
% % %

3/14-15/06

74 24 2

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"Do you think the United States has the responsibility to stay in Iraq until a democratic government is established, even if it takes years, or doesn't it have that responsibility?"

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Does Does Not Unsure
% % %

3/14-15/06

44 48 8

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). March 10-13, 2006. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1 (for all adults). RV = registered voters

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"I'm going to read you several characteristics of a possible candidate for Congress. For each one I mention, please tell me whether you would be more likely or less likely to vote for a candidate for Congress with that characteristic, or whether it would make no difference in your vote either way. A candidate who [see below]."

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More Likely Less Likely No
Difference
Unsure
% % % %

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"Favors withdrawing all American troops from Iraq in the next twelve months" Half-sample (Form A); MoE 4.4

   3/10-13/06

50 35 12 3

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"Favors staying in Iraq as long as is necessary to create a stable Iraqi democracy" Half-sample (Form B); MoE 4.4

   3/10-13/06

39 43 14 4

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"I'm going to read you a number of actions and positions that George W. Bush and his Administration have taken over the past few years. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly support that action or position, somewhat support it, somewhat oppose it, or strongly oppose it. Carrying out the war in Iraq." Half-sample (Form B); MoE 4.4

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Strongly
Support
Somewhat
Support
Somewhat
Oppose
Strongly
Oppose
Unsure
% % % % %
3/10-13/06 23 22 12 41 2

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. March 10-12, 2006. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"All in all, do you think it was worth going to war in Iraq, or not?" N=483, MoE 5 (Form B)
Wording, 6/03-12/03: "All in all, do you think the situation in Iraq was worth going to war over, or not?"
Wording prior to 6/03:
"All in all, do you think the current situation in Iraq is worth going to war over, or not?"

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Worth
Going to War
Not Worth
Going to War

Unsure

   
% % %    
3/10-12/06 37 60 3    
1/6-8/06 46 52 3    

11/11-13/05

38 60 2    

9/12-15/05

45 53 2    
8/5-7/05 44 54 2    

7/7-10/05

44 53 3    

6/29-30/05

46 52 2    

6/6-8/05

42 56 2    
4/29 - 5/1/05 41 57 2    

4/1-2/05

45 53 2    

2/7-10/05

48 50 2    

1/3-5/05

46 52 2    

10/9-10/04

44 54 2    

9/3-5/04

49 48 3    

8/23-25/04

51 46 3    

8/9-11/04

49 48 3    

7/8-11/04

47 50 3    

6/21-23/04

46 51 3    

6/3-6/04

46 52 2    

5/21-23/04

45 52 3    

5/7-9/04

44 54 2    

5/2-4/04

50 47 3    

4/16-18/04

52 46 2    

4/5-8/04

50 47 3    
3/26-28/04 56 41 3    
3/5-7/04 55 43 2    
1/29 - 2/1/04 49 49 2    
1/9-11/04 59 38 3    
12/15-16/03 65 33 2    
12/5-7/03 59 39 2    
11/14-16/03 56 42 2    
11/3-5/03 54 44 2    
10/24-26/03 54 44 2    
10/6-8/03 55 44 1    
9/19-21/03 50 48 2    
9/8-10/03 58 40 2    
8/25-26/03 63 35 2    
7/25-27/03 63 34 3    
7/18-20/03 63 35 2    
6/27-29/03 56 42 2    
4/14-16/03 73 23 4    
4/9/03 76 19 5    
4/7-8/03 67 30 3    
3/24-25/03 68 29 3    
1/3-5/03 53 42 5    

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"Which do you think is more likely to happen in Iraq? The situation will turn into chaos and civil war. OR, The Iraqi people will be able to establish a stable government." Options rotated

.

Chaos and
Civil War
Stable
Government

Unsure

   
% % %    
3/10-12/06 55 40 5    

.

"Do you think Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the September 11th terrorist attacks, or not?" N=518, MoE 4 (Form A)

.

Was
Involved
Was Not

Unsure

   
% % %    
3/10-12/06 39 54 7    
10/1-3/04 42 53 5    

6/21-23/04

44 51 5    
12/15-16/03 53 42 5    
9/19-21/03 43 50 7    
3/03 51 41 8    
8/02 53 34 13    

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"Do you think the Bush Administration deliberately misled the American public about whether Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, or not?" N=518, MoE 4 (Form A)

.

Yes, Misled No, Did Not

Unsure

   
% % %    
3/10-12/06 51 46 3    
1/20-22/06 53 46 1    

10/28-30/05

53 45 2    

7/22-24/05

51 47 2    

4/1-2/05

50 48 2    

10/9-10/04

47 51 2    
7/19-21/04 45 52 3    
1/29 - 2/1/04 43 54 3    
7/18-20/03 39 58 3    
6/27-29/03 37 61 2    
6/9-10/03 31 64 5    
5/30 - 6/1/03 31 67 2    

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"In your opinion, is Iraq much better off, somewhat better off, somewhat worse off, or much worse off than before the U.S. and British invasion?" Options rotated. N=518, MoE 4 (Form A).

.

Much
Better
Somewhat
Better
Somewhat
Worse
Much
Worse

Same (vol.)/
Unsure

% % % % %
3/10-12/06 19 48 18 12 3
5/21-23/04 27 45 16 8 4

 

CBS News Poll. March 9-12, 2006. N=1,136 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"Do you favor or oppose reinstating the military draft to provide soldiers for the Iraq conflict?" N=592 (Form D)

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %
3/9-12/06 20 76 4
4/23-27/04 24 70 6

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"When the news media talks about how things are going for the United States in Iraq today, do you think they are making things in Iraq sound better than they really are, making things sound worse than they really are, or are they describing the situation in Iraq accurately?"

.

Sound Better Sound Worse Describing
Accurately
Unsure
% % % %
3/9-12/06 24 31 35 10

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"As a result of the United States' military action against Iraq, do you think the United States is more safe from terrorism, less safe from terrorism, or hasn't it made any difference?"

.

More Safe Less Safe No
Difference
Unsure
% % % %
3/9-12/06 30 23 44 3
1/20-25/06 39 19 40 2
1/5-8/06 36 19 41 4
12/2-6/05 35 22 41 2
10/3-5/05 32 24 42 1
9/9-13/05 30 23 46 1

 

Associated Press/Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. March 6-8, 2006. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1 (for all adults).

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"How likely is it that civil war will break out in Iraq? Is it very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely?" Half-sample

.

Likely

Not Likely

Civil War
Already (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %  
3/6-8/06 77 17 1 4

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. March 2-5, 2006. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). Fieldwork by TNS. RV = registered voters.

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"Do you think the United States is or is not making significant progress in establishing a democratic government in Iraq?" Asked of half the sample

.

Is Is Not Unsure
% % %
3/2-5/06 49 48 2

12/15-18/05

65 31 4

10/30 - 11/2/05

47 48 6

12/16-19/04

48 44 8

.

"How likely do you think it is that conflict between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq will lead to a civil war there? Is that very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely or very unlikely?"

.

Likely Definitely
Will (vol.)
Civil War
Already (vol.)
Unlikely Unsure
% % % % %
3/2-5/06 78 1 1 17 4

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 28-March 1, 2006. N=1,020 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Just your best guess: Do you think it is likely or unlikely that there will be a major civil war involving ethnic or religious groups in Iraq in the next year?"

.

Likely Unlikely Already
Occurring
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  
2/28 - 3/1/06 73 20 2 5  

 

CBS News Poll. Feb. 22-26, 2006. N=1,018 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Do you think Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon?"

.

Yes No Unsure
% % %

2/22-26/06

29 57 14
10/3-5/05 33 55 12
7/29 - 8/2/05 34 53 13
6/23-27/04 41 46 13
4/23-27/04 39 51 10
3/30 - 4/1/04 36 47 17
9/28 - 10/1/03 43 42 15
5/03 52 38 11
4/11-13/03 53 38 9
4/2-3/03 53 34 13
3/03 45 40 15
2/03 42 42 16
9/02 51 33 16

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 9-12, 2006. Nationwide.

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"Do you favor or oppose the U.S. war with Iraq?" N=508, MoE 5 (Form B)

.

Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

2/9-12/06

40 56 4    

6/16-19/05

39 59 2    

3/18-20/05

47 47 6    

11/19-21/04

48 46 6    
10/03 54 43 3    
4/22-23/03 71 26 3    
4/10/03 72 22 6    
4/7-8/03 68 28 4    
4/5-6/03 70 27 3    
3/29-30/03 70 27 3    
3/24-25/03 71 27 2    
3/22-23/03 72 25 3    

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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?" N=1,000, MoE 3

.

U.S. & Allies Insurgents Neither Unsure  
% % % %  
2/9-12/06 31 10 55 4  

12/16-18/05

40 9 50 1  

12/9-11/05

36 13 49 2  

6/24-26/05

34 14 50 2  

2/25-27/05

43 7 48 2  

11/19-21/04

44 7 46 3  

10/22-24/04

35 10 53 2  

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 20-22, 2006. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"As you may know, the Iraqi people voted to elect a new government last month, and now the new government is in the process of being formed. Suppose the new government in Iraq is composed mainly of Muslim religious leaders. If that is the case, do you think the U.S. war in Iraq will have been a success or a failure?"

.

Success Failure Unsure    
% % %    
1/20-22/06 49 37 14    

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 6-8, 2006. Adults nationwide.

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"If you had to choose, which do you think is better for the U.S. -- to set a timetable for removing troops from Iraq and remove them regardless of whether the U.S. goals are achieved by that time, or to keep a significant number of troops in Iraq until the U.S. achieves its goals there, regardless of how long that takes?" Options rotated. N=1,003, MoE 3.

.

Set
Timetable
Stay Until
Achieve Goals
Unsure    
% % %    
1/6-8/06 49 47 4    

.

"Do you think that, within the next 12 months, there will or will not be a stable democratic government in Iraq that can maintain order in the country without assistance from U.S. troops?" N=498, MoE 5 (Form A)

.

Will Will Not Unsure    
% % %    
1/6-8/06 19 75 6    

.

"Do you think that, eventually, there will or will not be a stable democratic government in Iraq that can maintain order in the country without assistance from U.S. troops?" N=505, MoE 5 (Form B)

.

Will Will Not Unsure    
% % %    
1/6-8/06 46 46 7    

 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 5-8, 2006. N=1,151 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"If the Iraqi people choose to elect an Islamic fundamentalist government that might not cooperate with the United States, should the United States support that choice, or should the United States take action to prevent that kind of government in Iraq?"

.

Support
Choice
Prevent Unsure
% % %
1/5-8/06 59 26 15
1/14-18/05 66 20 14

Earlier polling on Iraq


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