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

 
 

The Harris Poll. Aug. 9-16, 2005. N=1,217 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think the invasion of Iraq strengthened or weakened the war on terrorism?"

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Strengthened Weakened Unsure
% % %
8/9-16/05 44 48 9
6/7-12/05 43 44 12
4/5-10/05 49 47 4
2/8-13/05 46 48 6
11/9-14/04 48 48 4
10/14-17/04 52 45 3
9/9-13/04 43 41 16
8/10-15/04 50 40 10
6/8-15/04 52 38 10

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"Do you think the invasion of Iraq has helped to protect the United States from another terrorist attack or not?"

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Has Has Not Unsure
% % %
8/9-16/05 38 58 4
11/9-14/04 46 53 1
10/14-17/04 47 52 1
9/9-13/04 42 51 7
8/10-15/04 43 54 3
6/8-15/04 41 52 7

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Aug. 5-7, 2005. Adults nationwide.

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"Do you think the war with Iraq will make the U.S. safer or less safe from terrorism in the long run?" Form B (N=523, MoE 5)

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Safer Less Safe No Change
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  
8/5-7/05 42 48 8 2  

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Aug. 2-4, 2005. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"For how long would you personally support keeping large numbers of U.S. military personnel in Iraq: less than one more year, one to two years, three to five years, six to 10 years, more than 10 years, or as long as it takes to achieve U.S. goals in Iraq?"

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%
Less than one more year 38
One to two years 13
Three to five years 5
Six to 10 years 1
More than 10 years -
As long as it takes 26
Bring them home now (vol.) 12
Unsure 5

 

CBS News Poll. July 29-Aug. 2, 2005. N=1,222 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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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, or decrease the number of U.S. troops in Iraq?"

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Increase Keep the
Same
Decrease Unsure
% % % %
7/29 - 8/2/05 15 31 46 8
9/28 - 10/1/03 20 34 39 7
8/26-28/03 22 41 31 6

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. July 22-24, 2005. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Which comes closest to your view about the war in Iraq? You think the U.S. will 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." Options rotated

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Will Win Can Win,
But Won't
Can't Win Unsure  
% % % %  

7/22-24/05

43 21 32 4  

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. July 13-17, 2005. N=1,502 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Based on what you've seen and read, do MOST people in Iraq support or do most oppose America's current policies in Iraq?"

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %
7/13-17/05 38 44 18
4/1-4/04 37 48 15
12/03 47 34 19
9/03 39 47 14

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). July 8-11, 2005. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1 (for all adults).

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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 now reduce its number of troops since elections have been held?" Half-sample (Form A)

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Maintain
Level
Reduce
Level
Depends/
Some of
Both (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
7/8-11/05 41 48 5 6
5/12-16/05 40 53 4 3
3/31 - 4/3/05 43 49 4 4
2/10-14/05 41 50 4 5

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"Based on the events and conditions in Iraq, how important is it that America maintain its military and economic commitment there until Iraq is able to fully govern and police itself: extremely important, very important, only somewhat important, or not important?" Half-sample (Form B)

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Extremely
Important
Very
Important
Only
Somewhat
Important
Not
Important
Unsure
% % % % %
7/8-11/05 31 26 27 15 1

 

Gallup Poll. June 29-30, 2005. N=883 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

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"Which comes closer to your view? The U.S. and its allies are making progress in Iraq. OR, The U.S. and its allies are losing ground to the insurgents in Iraq." Options rotated

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Making
Progress
Losing
Ground
Unsure    
% % %    

6/29-30/05

58 34 8    

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"How would you rate the job the Bush Administration is doing in providing the proper number of troops and right equipment needed to prevent unnecessary casualties in Iraq? Would you say they are doing a very good job, a good job, a poor job, or a very poor job?" Options rotated

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Very
Good Job
Good Job Poor Job Very
Poor Job
Unsure
% % % % %

6/29-30/05

10 45 29 13 3

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"Next, we'd like to ask about the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq at different stages of the war. Do you think it was or was not necessary for the United States to invade Iraq in 2003 in order to prevent additional acts of terrorism in the U.S.?"

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Was Was Not Unsure    
% % %    

6/29-30/05

46 51 3    

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"Thinking about the current situation, do you think it is or is not necessary for the United States to keep its troops in Iraq NOW in order to prevent additional acts of terrorism in the U.S.?"

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Is Is Not Unsure    
% % %    

6/29-30/05

55 41 4    

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"If the United States pulled its troops out of Iraq before things stabilize there, do you think that would do more harm than good to the U.S., or do more good than harm to the U.S.?" Options rotated

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More
Harm
More
Good
Unsure    
% % %    

6/29-30/05

64 28 8    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. June 23-26, 2005. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). Fieldwork by TNS. RV = registered voters.

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"Do you think the United States has gotten bogged down in Iraq, or do you think the United States is making good progress in Iraq?" Options rotated

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Bogged
Down
Good
Progress
Unsure
% % %

6/23-26/05

62 37 1

6/2-5/05

65 33 2

4/21-24/05

58 39 3

3/10-13/05

54 43 4

9/23-26/04 RV

60 36 4

9/6-8/04 RV

54 40 6
5/20-23/04 65 33 2
5/5-6/04 60 35 5
4/15-18/04 59 41 0

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"Do you think the anti-government insurgency in Iraq is getting stronger, getting weaker, or staying about the same?" Options rotated

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Stronger Weaker Same Unsure
% % % %

6/23-26/05

24 22 53 1

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"As a result of the war, do you think the Iraqi people are better off or worse off now than they were before the U.S-led invasion of Iraq?" Options rotated. Half sample.

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Better Worse No Differ-
ence
Unsure
% % % %

6/23-26/05

69 24 4 3

3/10-13/05

67 25 4 4

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"In the long run, do you think the Iraqi people will be better off or worse off as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq?" Options rotated. Half sample.

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Better Worse No Differ-
ence
Unsure
% % % %

6/23-26/05

74 20 5 2

3/10-13/05

74 18 4 4

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"Do you think the war in Iraq has left the United States in a stronger position in the world, a weaker position, or hasn't it made much difference to the U.S. position in the world?"

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Stronger Weaker No Differ-
ence
Unsure
% % % %

6/23-26/05

25 39 36 -

3/10-13/05

28 41 30 1
4/15-18/04 29 35 36 -

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"Do you think the war with Iraq has or has not caused long-term damage to U.S. relations with countries that opposed the war, such as France and Germany?"

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Has Has Not Unsure
% % %

6/23-26/05

59 40 1
6/17-20/04 63 35 2

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"Before the war began, do you think the Bush Administration did or did not intentionally exaggerate its evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction?" Half sample

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Did Did Not Unsure
% % %

6/23-26/05

57 41 2
3/4-7/04 55 43 2
2/10-11/04 54 42 5

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"Thinking about the next 12 months, would you say you feel optimistic or pessimistic about the situation in Iraq?" Options rotated

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Optimistic Pessim-
istic
No
Opinion
% % %

6/23-26/05

53 46 1

12/16-19/04

46 51 2
6/17-20/04 52 45 3
5/20-23/04 55 43 2

 

Zogby America Poll. June 20-22, 2005. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3.2.

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"I am going to read to you a list of issues. Please rate President Bush's handling of each as excellent, good, fair, or poor. The war in Iraq."

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Excellent Good Fair Poor Unsure
% % % % %
6/20-22/05 13 26 15 46 1

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"Thinking about the current status of the war in Iraq, do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree that it has been worth it?"

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Strongly
Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Unsure
% % % % %
6/20-22/05 26 23 11 39 1

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"Thinking about the current status of the war in Iraq, do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree that the loss of American lives has been worth it?"

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Strongly
Agree
Somewhat
Agree
Somewhat
Disagree
Strongly
Disagree
Unsure
% % % % %
6/20-22/05 22 19 11 45 3

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. June 2-5, 2005. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). Fieldwork by TNS.

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"Do you think the United States is heading for the same kind of involvement in Iraq as it had in the Vietnam war, or do you think the United States will avoid that kind of involvement this time?" Half sample

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Like
Vietnam
Will Avoid
That
Unsure
% % %

6/2-5/05

45 52 3

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"Do you think the Bush Administration does or does not have a clear plan for eventually withdrawing most U.S. troops from Iraq?"

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Does Does Not Unsure
% % %

6/2-5/05

33 65 2

3/10-13/05

32 64 4

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). May 12-16, 2005. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1 (for all adults).

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"When it comes to the war in Iraq, do you consider the war to be a clear victory for the United States, a partial victory, neither a victory nor a defeat, a defeat, or is it too early to know?"

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A Clear
Victory
A Partial
Victory
Neither
Victory Nor
Defeat
A Defeat Too Early
To Know
% % % % %
5/12-16/05 10 16 34 9 30

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. April 29-May 1, 2005. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"As you may know, last year, several U.S. soldiers were found to have abused Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Would you say the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers bothers you a great deal, a fair amount, not much, or not at all?"

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A Great
Deal
A Fair
Amount
Not Much Not At All Unsure
% % % % %
4/29 - 5/1/05 39 24 17 19 1

5/7-9/04

54 25 11 9 1

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"Do you think U.S. soldiers are still abusing Iraqi prisoners in a similar way today, or do you think they have stopped abusing Iraqi prisoners?" Options rotated

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Still
Abusing
Stopped
Abusing
Never
Abused
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  
4/29 - 5/1/05 37 49 5 9  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. March 10-13, 2005. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). Fieldwork by TNS.

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"Considering everything, do you think most of the Iraqi people support or oppose what the United States is trying to do in Iraq?"

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

3/10-13/05

54 39 7

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"How confident are you that the elections held in Iraq this past January will produce a stable government that can rule Iraq effectively: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not confident at all?" Asked of half the sample

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Confident Not
Confident
Unsure
% % %

3/10-13/05

56 43 1

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"As a result of the war, do you think the chances that democracy will spread in the Middle East are better, worse or unchanged?"

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Better Worse Unchanged Unsure
% % % %

3/10-13/05

44 9 45 3

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"Before the war, do you think Iraq did or did not provide direct support to the Al Qaeda terrorist group?"

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Did Did Not Unsure
% % %

3/10-13/05

61 30 10
6/17-20/04 62 33 6

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"Shortly before the war, do you think Iraq did have weapons of mass destruction that have not been found, or do you think Iraq did not have any weapons of mass destruction?"

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Did Did Not Unsure
% % %

3/10-13/05

56 40 4

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Feb. 16-21, 2005. N=1,502 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"All in all, do you think the recent elections in Iraq will lead to a MORE stable situation, a LESS stable situation, or will the situation in Iraq not change much?"

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More
Stable
Less
Stable
Same Unsure
% % % %
2/16-21/05 47 7 40 6

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Feb. 10-14, 2005. N=1,008 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"Do you think that the war in Iraq is generally over, with most of the challenges behind us, or do you think that most of the challenges in Iraq remain ahead?"

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Most
Challenges
Behind
Most
Challenges
Ahead
Unsure
% % %
2/10-14/05 23 73 4

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"Do you think that the recent elections in Iraq are an indication that President Bush's policy in dealing with Iraq is working, or do you NOT think that the elections are an indication that President Bush's policy in dealing with Iraq is working?"

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Indicates
Policy
Working
Does Not
Indicate
Policy Is
Working
Depends/
Some of
Both (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
2/10-14/05 53 37 5 5

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Feb. 8-9, 2005. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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

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Right
Thing
Wrong
Thing
Unsure
% % %
2/8-9/05 46 49 5

6/22-23/04

50 42 8

5/4-5/04

50 43 7

4/6-7/04

50 44 6

12/03

55 38 7

10/03

58 35 7

9/03

62 33 5
7/29-30/03 65 27 8
6/30 - 7/1/03 65 27 8

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"Based on what is known about the January 30th Iraqi elections to date, do you think the elections were legitimate or not?"

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Legitimate Not
Legitimate
Too Soon
To Say (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
2/8-9/05 67 14 7 13

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"Do you think the Iraqi elections on January 30th justify U.S. involvement in Iraq over the past two years or not?"

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Justify Do Not
Justify
Unsure
% % %
2/8-9/05 46 44 9

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"Do you think most Iraqi citizens want U.S. troops to stay until things are more stabilized or do Iraqis want U.S. troops to leave immediately?"

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Stay Leave Unsure
% % %
2/8-9/05 53 35 12

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 4-6, 2005. N=1,010 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
% % % % %

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

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"Thinking about the election in Iraq that was held last Sunday, did the Iraqi election go better than you expected, about as you expected, or worse than you expected?" Options rotated

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Better About as
Expected
Worse Unsure  
% % % %  

2/4-6/05

61 31 2 6  

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"Which comes closest to your views about what the election in Iraq means for the United States? It is the key step that ensures the U.S. will achieve its goals there. It is an important step, but it does not ensure that the U.S. will achieve its goals there. Or, It is not an important step toward the U.S. achieving its goals there."

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Key Important Not
Important
Unsure  
% % % %  

2/4-6/05

17 67 14 2  

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Jan. 25-26, 2005. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Iraq is scheduled to hold elections later this month. In your opinion, what percentage of Iraqi adults needs to vote in order for the election to be legitimate?" Open-ended

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%
1-20% 5

21-30%

3

31-40%

6

41-50%

14

51-60%

18
61-70% 9
71-80% 12
81-90% 4
Over 90% 7
Unsure 21
Same as U.S. 1

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"After the January 30 elections in Iraq, do you think the United States should start bringing some troops home or should U.S. troops stay until more stability is established?"

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Start
Bringing
Home
Stay Until
More
Stability
Whatever
Iraq Needs
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
1/25-26/05 47 46 2 6

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Jan. 14-18, 2005. N=1,118 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). RV = registered voters

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"If the United States and its allies never find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, then do you think the war against Iraq will have been worth the loss of American life and other costs of attacking Iraq, or not?"

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Worth It Not
Worth It
Unsure
% % %
1/14-18/05 41 53 6
7/03 46 46 8
5/03 56 38 6

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"Do you think it is possible or not possible for the United States to create a stable democracy in Iraq?"

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Possible Not
Possible
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
1/14-18/05 41 52 3 4
11/18-21/04 45 46 4 5

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 12-16, 2005. N=1,007 adults nationwide. MoE 3. Fieldwork by TNS.

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"For each issue I've named, please tell me if you think Bush will or will not make substantial progress on it in the next four years. The situation in Iraq."

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Will Will Not Unsure
% % %

1/12-16/05

58 40 2

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"When you think about how the Bush Administration may deal with the situation in Iraq, do you feel mostly hopeful or mostly fearful, or would you say your feelings are mixed?"

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Hopeful Fearful Mixed
% % %

1/12-16/05

41 38 20

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Jan. 11-12, 2005. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing handling the situation with Iraq?"

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Approve Disap-
prove
Unsure
% % %
1/11-12/05 44 51 5

6/22-23/04

45 49 6

1/7-8/04

57 35 8

11/18-19/03

46 48 6

9/9-10/03

54 38 8
7/29-30/03 58 32 10
7/15-16/03 57 35 8
6/30 - 7/1/03 60 30 10
4/22-23/03 71 22 7
4/8-9/03 75 19 6
3/25-26/03 69 23 8
2/11-12/03 50 38 12

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"How likely do you think it is that elections in Iraq will successfully be held as scheduled on January 30 . . . ?"

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Very
Likely
Somewhat
Likely
Not Very
Likely
Not At All
Likely
Unsure
% % % % %
1/11-12/05 21 33 21 16 9

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"If the Iraqi elections are held on January 30 as scheduled, do you think there will be more violence or less violence after the election?"

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More
Violence
Less
Violence
No Differ-
ence (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
1/11-12/05 56 22 13 9

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"Do you think it is more important for the United States to stay in Iraq to win the war or get out of Iraq to end the war?"

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Stay/
Win
Get Out/
End
Unsure
% % %
1/11-12/05 46 45 9

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Dec. 17-19, 2004. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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

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Approve Disap-
prove
Unsure
% % %
12/17-19/04 48 51 1
1/2-5/04 63 35 2
12/15-16/03 61 37 2
12/5-7/03 60 39 1

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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?"
1/04 wording: "Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. has handled the situation with Iraq since the major fighting ended in April 2003?"
2003 wording: "Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. has handled the situation with Iraq since the major fighting ended in April?"

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Approve Disap-
prove
Unsure
% % %
12/17-19/04 39 58 3
1/2-5/04 60 38 2
12/15-16/03 65 34 1
12/5-7/03 46 51 3

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"Compared to a year ago, do you think the situation for the United States in Iraq is better, about the same, or worse?" Options rotated

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Better Same Worse Unsure
% % % %
12/17-19/04 20 32 47 1

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"Would you favor or oppose sending additional U.S. troops to Iraq to help with the upcoming elections in Iraq?" Form A (N=478 adults, MoE 5)

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %
12/17-19/04 50 48 2

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Dec. 9-13, 2004. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"In winning the presidential election, President Bush says that the voters gave him a mandate -- meaning he believes that the voters have backed his positions on the issues and want him to pursue policies that he advocated during the campaign. For each of the following policies that I read you, please tell me whether, speaking for yourself, you think that President Bush has a mandate from the voters to pursue this policy. Staying in Iraq as long as is necessary to create a stable Iraqi democracy."

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Has
Mandate
Does Not
Have
Mandate
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
12/9-13/04 52 41 3 4

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"As you may know, Iraq is scheduled to hold elections for prime minister and parliament in January. Some people say that the elections SHOULD be held in January so that the Iraqi people can have a democratically elected government as soon as possible. Other people say that the elections should NOT be held in January because the situation in Iraq is too dangerous and chaotic to hold an election right now. Who do you agree with more -- the people who say that the election SHOULD be held in January or the people who say that the election should NOT be held in January?"

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Should
Be Held
Should Not
Be Held
Depends/
Some of
Both (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
12/9-13/04 55 35 5 5

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"If Iraq's elections do take place in January as planned, do you think that the United States should maintain its current troop level in the country to help secure peace and stability, or should the United States reduce its number of troops soon after the Iraqi election?"

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Maintain
Level
Reduce
Level
Depends/
Some of
Both (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
12/9-13/04 45 41 9 5

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Nov. 19-21, 2004. N=1,015 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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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
Unsure
% % % %

11/19-21/04

35 39 25 1

 

The Harris Poll. Nov. 9-14, 2004. N=1,014 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you believe that what we were told by the government before the Iraq war about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and Iraq's links to Al Qaeda, the terrorist organization, was generally accurate or misleading?"

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Accurate Misleading Unsure
% % %
11/9-14/04 39 59 3
10/14-17/04 39 59 2
9/9-13/04 36 55 8
8/10-15/04 37 60 3
6/8-15/04 44 51 5
4/8-15/04 40 51 9
2/04 40 53 6
12/14-16/03 45 47 8
12/10-13/03 42 51 6
10/03 44 50 6
8/03 47 45 8
6/03 55 36 10

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"Do you believe that the U.S. government deliberately exaggerated the reports of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in order to increase support for war, or do you think it tried to present the information accurately?"

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Exag-
gerated
Presented
Accurately
Unsure
% % %
11/9-14/04 48 49 3
10/14-17/04 46 53 2
9/9-13/04 45 46 8
8/10-15/04 44 51 4
6/8-15/04 44 50 6
4/8-15/04 43 50 7
2/9-16/04 43 51 5
12/14-16/03 45 50 5
12/10-13/03 46 49 5
10/03 41 49 9
8/03 40 53 7
6/03 37 56 8

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Sept. 2-3, 2004. N=1,008 registered voters nationwide. MoE 4.

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"From what you know now, do think the United States did the right thing in taking military action against Iraq last year, or not?" Trend includes slight variation in wording.

.

Right
Thing
Not Right
Thing
Unsure
% % %

9/2-3/04

55 38 7

.

Among ALL adults:

5/13-14/04 51 43 6
4/8-9/04 57 39 4
3/25-26/04 55 41 4
3/18-19/04 57 37 6
1/29-30/04 55 39 6
12/18-19/03 62 32 6
11/6-7/03 55 38 7
10/23-24/03 59 34 7
10/9-10/03 56 37 7
9/11-12/03 64 31 5
8/21-22/03 61 33 6
7/24-25/03 68 28 4

.

"In general, do you think going to war with Iraq has made Americans safer from terrorism, or not?"

.

Safer Not Safer Unsure
% % %

9/2-3/04

45 50 5

7/29-30/04

38 57 5

.

Among ALL adults:

1/29-30/04 41 52 7

.

"Do you think Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq was DIRECTLY involved in planning, financing, or carrying out the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, or not?"

.

Was Was Not Unsure
% % %

9/2-3/04

42 44 14

.

Among ALL adults:

1/29-30/04 49 39 12
9/18-19/03 47 37 16

 

University of Pennsylvania National Annenberg Election Survey. Aug. 9-29, 2004. N=5,146 registered voters nationwide. MoE 1. Interviewing conducted by Schulman, Ronca, Bucuvalas, Inc.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the situation in Iraq?"

.

Approve Disap-
prove
% %
8/9-29/04 45 52
7/30 - 8/5/04 42 55
7/5-25/04 42 55

.

Among ALL adults:

4/1-14/04 44 51

.

"All in all, do you think the situation in Iraq was worth going to war over, or not?"

.

Worth It Not
Worth It
% %
8/9-29/04 44 51
7/30 - 8/5/04 45 52
7/5-25/04 43 53

.

Among ALL adults:

6/16-30/04 41 52
4/1-14/04 43 51
3/1-15/04 46 49

.

"Do you think the U.S. should keep military troops in Iraq until a stable government is established there, or do you think the U.S. should bring its troops home as soon as possible?"

.

Keep
There
Bring
Home
% %
8/9-29/04 55 41
7/30 - 8/5/04 56 39
7/5-25/04 54 43

.

Among ALL adults:

4/1-14/04 57 36

.

"Do you think George W. Bush has a clear plan for bringing the situation in Iraq to a successful conclusion, or don't you think so?"

.

Has a
Clear Plan
Don't
Think So
% %
8/9-29/04 36 58
7/30 - 8/5/04 33 59
7/5-25/04 36 59

.

Among ALL adults:

4/1-14/04 34 56

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Aug. 23-25, 2004. N=1,004 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"As you may know, the number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq will soon surpass 1,000. Which comes closer to your view about what this number of deaths means for the U.S.? It is a tragic loss of life, and it is a sign that the U.S. should intensify its efforts to withdraw troops from Iraq. OR, It is a tragic loss of life, but it does not mean the U.S. should change its policy toward Iraq."

.

    %

Should intensify efforts to withdraw troops

37
Does not mean U.S. should change policy 58

Unsure

5

 

Time Poll conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas (SRBI) Public Affairs. March 22-24, 2005. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

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

.

 

Right

Wrong

Unsure

   
  % % %    

8/3-5/04

47 47 5    

7/20-22/04

46 49 5    

.

"Do you think that the United States' actions in Iraq have made the world safer or more dangerous?"

.

 

Safer

More
Dangerous

Both
(vol.)

Unsure

 
  % % % %  

8/3-5/04

38 52 3 8  

7/20-22/04

37 55 3 5  

Earlier polling on Iraq


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