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Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. June 23-24, 2010. N=964 adults nationwide. MoE 3.8.

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"We'd like your opinion of the way Barack Obama is handling certain aspects of his job. What about the situation in Iraq? Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling this issue or problem?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

6/23-24/10

41 51 8    

2/17-18/10

57 27 16    

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"Do you think the United States is winning or losing the war in Iraq?"

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Winning Losing Neither (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

6/23-24/10

42 34 15 9  

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. May 21-23, 2010. N=1,023 adults nationwide.

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"Barack Obama has announced that he will remove most U.S. troops from Iraq by August of this year but keep 35 thousand to 50 thousand troops in that country longer than that. Suppose Iraq does not have a stable government in August and there is widespread violence in that country at that time. Would you favor or oppose removing most U.S. troops from Iraq under those circumstances?" N=499 (Form B), MoE 4.5

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

5/21-23/10

51 48 1    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Jan. 22-24, 2010. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"How important is it to you that the President and Congress deal with each of the following issues in the next year? Will it be extremely important, very important, moderately important, or not that important? The situation in Iraq."

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Extremely
important
Very
important
Moderately
important
Not that
important
Unsure
% % % % %

1/22-24/10

38 36 22 4 -

5/16-18/09

35 39 20 5 -

2/18-19/09

43 32 20 4 1

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AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media. Dec. 10-14, 2009. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"How important are the following issues to you personally: not at all important, slightly important, moderately important, very important, or extremely important? How about the situation in Iraq?"

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Extremely
important
Very
important
Moderately
important
Slightly
important
Not at all
important
% % % % %

12/10-14/09

28 36 22 8 5

11/5-9/09

32 33 20 9 5

10/1-5/09

30 37 21 9 3

9/3-8/09

28 35 24 8 5

7/16-20/09

24 38 25 8 4

4/16-20/09

29 37 22 7 5

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"Over the next year, do you expect the situation in Iraq to get better, get worse or stay about the same?"

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Get better Get worse Stay about
the same
Unsure  
% % % %  

12/10-14/09

30 16 53 2  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Dec. 11-14, 2009. N=1,008 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.  RV = registered voters

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"Now turning for a moment to the war in Iraq: Do you feel that the United States has accomplished as much as can be expected in Iraq or do you feel that the United States can be expected to accomplish more?"

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Accomplished
as much as can
be expected
Can be
expected to
accomplish
more
Unsure    
% % %    

12/11-14/09

59 34 7    

2/26 - 3/1/09

67 27 6    

10/13-16/06 RV

43 48 9    

3/10-13/06

52 42 6    

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"Generally, do you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama's plan to pull most American troops out of Iraq by the end of 2011?" Half sample (Form B), MoE 4.4
2-3/09: "Generally, do you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama's plan to pull most American troops out of Iraq within the next nineteen months?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

12/11-14/09

70 23 7    

2/26 - 3/1/09

80 14 6    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Nov. 13-15, 2009. N=1,014 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"As you may know, the U.S. sent 20,000 combat troops to Iraq in 2007 in what was called a surge. Based on what you have read or heard, do you think that surge of U.S. troops to Iraq has been a success or a failure?"

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Success Failure Depends/
Mixed (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

11/13-15/09

56 38 4 2  

7/27-29/08

52 41 5 3  

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media. July 16-20, 2009. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"Do you think it is likely, unlikely, or neither likely nor unlikely that Barack Obama will be able to achieve each of the following during the next four years? How about remove most troops from Iraq?"

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Likely Unlikely Neither Unsure  
% % % %  

7/16-20/09

68 26 4 2  

1/9-14/09

83 15 2 1  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. July 15-18, 2009. N=1,001 adults nationwide.

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"All in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war with Iraq was worth fighting, or not?" Half sample, MoE 5

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Worth It Not Worth It Unsure    
% % %    

7/15-18/09

34 62 4    

2/19-22/09

38 60 2    

1/13-16/09

39 61 1    

12/11-14/08

34 64 2    

9/5-7/08

36 61 3    

8/19-22/08

35 63 2    

7/10-13/08

36 63 1    

6/12-15/08

34 63 3    

4/10-13/08

34 64 2    

2/28 - 3/2/08

34 63 2    

1/30 - 2/1/08

34 65 1    

1/9-12/08

35 64 2    

12/16-19/07

36 62 3    

12/6-9/07

37 61 2    

10/29 - 11/1/07

35 63 2    

9/27-30/07

38 59 3    

9/4-7/07

36 62 2    

7/18-21/07

36 63 1    

5/29 - 6/1/07

37 61 2    

4/12-15/07

33 66 1    

2/22-25/07

34 64 2    

1/10/07

40 58 2    

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"Do you think the United States is or is not making significant progress toward restoring civil order in Iraq?" Half sample, MoE 5

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Is Is Not Unsure

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% % %

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7/15-18/09

61 34 5    

12/11-14/08

56 40 4    

9/5-7/08

52 40 7

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8/19-22/08

50 46 4

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7/10-13/08

46 51 3

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4/10-13/08

40 57 3

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2/28 - 3/2/08

43 51 6

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1/30 - 2/1/08

42 54 4

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1/9-12/08

42 54 4

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12/6-9/07

41 55 4

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10/29 - 11/1/07

39 59 2

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9/4-7/07

36 60 4

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5/29 - 6/1/07

32 64 4

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Gallup Poll. July 10-12, 2009. N=505 adults nationwide. MoE 5.

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"In general, how would you say things are going for the U.S. in Iraq: very well, moderately well, moderately badly, or very badly?" Options rotated

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Very well Moderately
well
Moderately
badly
Very badly Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

7/10-12/09

7

49

26

14

3

3/14-15/09

8

43

29

14

5

9/5-7/08

13

39

26

21

1

8/21-23/08

9

38

31

20

2

7/25-27/08

8

38

32

19

3

11/30 - 12/2/07

8

35

43

13

1

1/6-8/06

8

38

32

21

1

10/21-23/05

7

35

29

28

1

8/5-7/05

5

38

28

28

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CBS News Poll. July 9-12, 2009. N=944 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Which of these do you think is most likely? Iraq will become a stable democracy in the next year or two. Iraq will become a stable democracy, but it will take longer than a year or two. Iraq will probably never become a stable democracy."

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Next year
or two
Longer Never Unsure

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% % % %

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7/9-12/09

3 43 50 4

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5/30 - 6/3/08

6 29 61 4

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Gallup Poll. June 30, 2009. N=1,011 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"What do you think will happen to the security situation in Iraq now that responsibility for providing security in Iraq's major cities and towns has been transferred from U.S. forces to Iraqi Security Forces? Do you think the security situation in Iraq will get a lot worse, get a little worse, stay the same, get a little better, or get a lot better?" Options rotated

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A Lot Worse A Little Worse The Same A Little Better A Lot Better
% % % % %

6/30/09

27 31 15 17 4

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"As you may know, the security agreement signed last year between the United States and Iraq calls for the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of 2011. Just your best guess, do you think all U.S. forces will or will not be out of Iraq by that time?"

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Will Will Not Unsure    
% % %    

6/30/09

27 69 4    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. June 26-28, 2009. N=1,026 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"As you may know, the U.S. plans to withdraw most of its combat troops from Iraqi cities and towns and the Iraqi military and police forces will be responsible for maintaining order there. The U.S. will continue to have combat troops in the rest of the country. Do you favor or oppose this plan?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

6/26-28/09

73 26 1    

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"Just your best guess -- Do you think that the level of violence in Iraqi cities will increase, decrease, or remain the same when the U.S. withdraws most of its combat troops from Iraqi cities and towns?"

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Increase Decrease Remain
the same
Unsure  
% % % %  

6/26-28/09

52 15 32 1  

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"If there is a significant increase in the number of attacks on Iraqi citizens by insurgents after the U.S. withdraws its troops from Iraqi cities, do you think the U.S. should or should not send combat troops back into those cities?"

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Should Should not Unsure    
% % %    

6/26-28/09

35 63 2    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. May 14-17, 2009. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"In general, how would you say things are going for the U.S. in Iraq: very well, moderately well, moderately badly or very badly?"

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Very well Moderately
well
Moderately
badly
Very badly Unsure
% % % % %

5/14-17/09

7 45 33 14 1

10/3-5/08

11 42 29 18 -

4/28-30/08

7 32 28 31 2

1/14-17/08

8 38 31 23 1

11/2-4/07

5 29 31 34 -

10/12-14/07

6 29 27 37 1

6/22-24/07

4 26 25 44 1

4/10-12/07

4 24 30 39 3

3/9-11/07

3 26 32 35 4

9/29 - 10/2/06

6 32 30 32 -

9/22-24/06

6 32 28 33 2

6/14-15/06

7 34 29 26 4

6/8-11/06

5 38 31 23 3

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"Do you think the U.S. government should or should not release photos of U.S. military personnel abusing Iraqi prisoners several years ago?"

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Should Should not Unsure    
% % %    

5/14-17/09

26 73 1    

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. April 1-2, 2009. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.5.

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"Barack Obama has announced that he will remove most U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of next year, that is, 2010. Which of the following best describes your opinion of Obama's timetable for troop withdrawal from Iraq: it is about right, OR, U.S. troops should come home sooner, OR, U.S. troops should stay longer?"

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About right Come home
sooner
Stay longer Unsure  
% % % %  

4/1-2/09

46 28 19 7  

 

CBS News Poll. March 12-16, 2009. N=1,142 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Looking back, do you think the United States did the right thing in taking military action against Iraq, or should the U.S. have stayed out?"

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Right thing Stayed out Unsure    
% % %    

ALL

40 55 5    

Republicans

79 18 3    

Democrats

17 79 4    

Independents

39 55 6    

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"Which comes closer to your view about the Iraq war? (1) The U.S. was right to remove Saddam Hussein and stay in Iraq to help rebuild a new government there. (2) The U.S. was right to remove Saddam Hussein but then should have left Iraq soon after that. OR, (3) The U.S. should never have gotten involved in Iraq in the first place."

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Right to
remove and
stay
Right to
remove, should
have left
Should never
have gotten
involved
Unsure  
% % % %  

3/12-16/09

29 28 42 1  

3/15-18/08

31 27 41 1  

7/20-22/07

30 32 34 4  

 

Pew Research Center Poll. March 9-12, 2009. N=1,308 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama's plan to withdraw most combat troops from Iraq by the end of August 2010?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

3/9-12/09

76 18 6    

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. March 4-5, 2009. N=1,203 adults nationwide. MoE 3.5.

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"Do you favor or oppose removing most U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of next year?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

3/4-5/09

73 20 7    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 19-22, 2009. N=1,001 adults nationwide.

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"Do you think the United States must win the war in Iraq in order for the broader war on terrorism to be a success, or do you think the war on terrorism can be a success without the United States winning the war in Iraq?" Options rotated. Half sample.

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Must win
war in Iraq
Does not
require Iraq
victory
Unsure

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% % %

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2/19-22/09

44 50 6    

12/11-14/08

42 51 7

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7/10-13/08

34 60 6

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4/10-13/08

31 61 8

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9/4-7/07

37 54 9

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5/29 - 6/1/07

37 56 7

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4/12-15/07

37 57 6

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1/10/07

45 47 8

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CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Feb. 18-19, 2009. N=1,046 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"If you had to choose, would you rather see Barack Obama keep the same number of troops in Iraq that are currently stationed there, or would you rather see Obama remove most U.S. troops in Iraq by next spring?"

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Keep same
number
Remove
most
Unsure    
% % %    

2/18-19/09

29 69 2    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 13-16, 2009. N=1,079 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Obama has proposed withdrawing five thousand to ten thousand U.S. forces from Iraq each month over the next 16 months. Do you think the U.S. should withdraw its military forces from Iraq more quickly than that, more slowly, or is that about right?"

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More Quickly More Slowly About Right Unsure  
% % % %  

1/13-16/09

15 26 55 4  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Dec. 11-14, 2008. N=1,003 adults nationwide.

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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. Half sample.

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Optimistic Pessimistic Unsure    
% % %    

12/11-14/08

65 30 5    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Dec. 1-2, 2008. N=1,096 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Would you favor or oppose a plan to reduce the number of U.S. combat troops from Iraq and increase the number of U.S. combat troops in Afghanistan?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

12/1-2/08

55 42 3    

7/27-29/08

56 42 2    

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Nov. 6-10, 2008. N=2,210 registered voters nationwide. MoE 2.1.

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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 Wrong Unsure    
% % %    

11/6-10/08

36 58 6    

5/8-12/08

33 62 5    

10/23-29/07

38 55 6    

8/7-13/07

35 59 6    

6/5-11/07

37 57 7    

4/25 - 5/1/07

39 55 6    

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"What would you prefer President Obama do about the war in Iraq? Begin immediately a withdrawal of American troops, with a fixed date to have them all out within 18 months. OR, Keep troops in Iraq until the situation is more stable, and then begin to withdraw them, without a fixed date for full withdrawal."

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Out Within
18 Months
No Fixed
Date
Unsure    
% % %    

11/6-10/08

38 56 6    

 

Ipsos/McClatchy Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Nov. 6-9, 2008. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"When it comes to the situation in Iraq, do you approve or disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way George W. Bush is handling that issue?" If "mixed feelings" or unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove?"

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Approve Disapprove Mixed Unsure  
% % % %  

11/6-9/08

32 65 2 1  

 

Time Poll conducted by Abt SRBI. Oct. 3-6, 2008. N=1,053 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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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    
% % %    

10/3-6/08

39 58 3    

7/31 - 8/4/08

35 58 8    

6/18-25/08

35 57 8    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 21-24, 2008. N=936 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"As you may know, the U.S. has sent a troop surge to Iraq. From what you have heard or read, would you say the troop surge is making the situation in Iraq better, making it worse, or is it having no impact on the situation in Iraq so far?"

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Better Worse No impact Unsure  
% % % %  

9/21-24/08

44 11 33 12  

9/12-16/08

50 10 30 10  

7/31 - 8/5/08

46 11 32 11  

3/15-18/08

42 13 34 11  

1/30 - 2/2/08

39 14 39 8  

1/9-12/08

40 12 34 14  

12/5-9/07

38 12 40 10  

10/12-16/07

33 13 41 13  

9/14-16/07

30 14 51 5  

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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 Afghanistan, or focused too much on Afghanistan and not enough on the war in Iraq, or has the balance been about right?"

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Too much
on Iraq
Too much on
Afghanistan
Balance
about right
Unsure  
% % % %  

9/21-24/08

54 3 31 12  

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media. Sept. 5-10, 2008. N=812 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3.4.

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"Do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose setting a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq?"

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Favor Oppose Neither Unsure  
% % % %  

9/5-10/08

59 35 4 3  

 

Associated Press-Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. July 31-Aug. 4, 2008. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"When it comes to the situation in Iraq, do you approve or disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way George W. Bush is handling that issue?" If "mixed feelings" or unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove?"

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Approve Disapprove Mixed Unsure  
% % % %  

7/31 - 8/4/08

34 62 1 2  

7/10-14/08

30 66 2 1  

6/12-16/08

29 67 2 2  

4/7-9/08

31 65 3 1  

3/3-5/08

31 67 2 1  

2/4-6/08

33 64 2 -  

1/7-9/08

32 65 2 1  

12/3-5/07

35 62 2 1  

11/5-7/07

32 65 2 1  

10/1-3/07

29 68 2 -  

9/10-12/07

33 65 2 -  

8/6-8/07

32 66 1 -  

7/9-11/07

31 67 1 1  

6/4-6/07

28 69 2 1  

5/7-9/07

33 64 2 -  

4/2-4/07

33 64 3 -  

3/5-7/07

32 66 1 -  

2/5-7/07

30 67 3 -  

1/16-18/07

32 65 2 -  

1/8-10/07

29 68 2 1  

 

Time Poll conducted by Abt SRBI. July 31-Aug. 4, 2008. N=808 likely voters 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    
% % %    

7/31 - 8/4/08

35 62 3    

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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    
% % %    

7/31 - 8/4/08

35 58 8    

6/18-25/08

35 57 8    

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"What if a presidential candidate took a position on U.S. policy toward Iraq that was different from your own? Would you still consider voting for him because of his position on other issues, or would you not vote for him under any circumstances?"

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Still consider Not vote For Unsure    
% % %    

7/31 - 8/4/08

67 26 7    

6/18-25/08

66 25 9    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. July 27-29, 2008. N=1,041 adults nationwide. MoE 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=527, MoE 4.5 (Form A)

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U.S. and allies Insurgents Neither side Unsure  
% % % %  

7/27-29/08

37 6 57 -  

3/14-16/08

32 5 61 2  

12/6-9/07

28 11 59 1  

11/2-4/07

27 10 62 1  

4/10-12/07

21 15 63 2  

10/20-22/06

20 18 60 1  

8/30 9/2/06

25 12 62 1  

4/21-23/06

26 13 58 4  

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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

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Set a
timetable
Not set a
timetable
Unsure    
% % %    

7/27-29/08

62 37 1    

10/20-22/06

57 40 3    

8/2-3/06

57 40 4    

6/14-15/06

53 41 6    

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. July 25-27, 2008. N=1,007 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Based on what you have heard or read about the surge of U.S. troops in Iraq that began last year, do you think the increase in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq is making the situation there better, not making much difference, or is it making the situation there worse?" Options rotated. 2007 wording: "... that began earlier this year ..." N=506, MoE 5 (Form A).

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Better Not much
difference
Worse Unsure

%

%

%

%

7/25-27/08

48

32

17

3

2/21-24/08

40

38

20

2

2/8-10/08

43

35

21

2

11/30 - 12/2/07

40

39

20

1

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"If you had to choose, which do you think is better for the U.S.: to plan for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq but NOT set a timetable or target date when most U.S. troops would be out, OR, to plan for the withdrawal of U.S. troops with a projected timetable or target date when most U.S. troops would be out?" Options rotated

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Plan for
withdrawal,
no timetable
Plan for
withdrawal,
with timetable
Unsure

%

%

%

7/25-27/08

50

47

3


 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Neil Newhouse (R). July 18-21, 2008. N=1,003 registered voters nationwide. RV = registered voters

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"In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job that George W. Bush is doing in handling the situation in Iraq?" Half sample, MoE 4.4 (Form B)

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

7/18-21/08 RV

32 62 6    

6/6-9/08 RV

33 64 3    

4/25-28/08 RV

31 63 6    

3/7-10/08 RV

33 62 5    

1/20-22/08

28 67 5    

12/14-17/07

33 63 4    

11/1-5/07

27 68 5    

9/10-12/07

30 66 4    

7/9-11/07

22 72 6    

6/4-6/07

26 68 6    

4/2-4/07

27 66 7    

3/5-7/07

27 67 6    

1/16-18/07

28 67 5    

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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, MoE 4.4 (Form A)

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Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
About the
same
Neither Unsure
% % % % %

7/18-21/08 RV

37 39 10 10 4

1/20-22/08

34 28 20 10 8

7/9-11/07

38 23 13 20 6

3/10-13/06

27 30 21 16 6

11/4-7/05

33 30 14 17 6

12/9-13/04

27 42 17 10 4

.

"As you may know, the president of Iraq has said that the United States should set a timetable for withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Do you believe that it is a good idea or a bad idea for the United States to set a timetable for withdrawal of troops from Iraq?" Half sample, MoE 4.4 (Form B)

.

Good idea Bad idea Unsure    
% % %    

7/18-21/08 RV

60 30 10    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. June 26-29, 2008. N=1,026 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"If you had to choose, would you rather see the next president keep the same number of troops in Iraq that are currently stationed there, or would you rather see the next president remove most U.S. troops in Iraq within a few months of taking office?"

.

Keep same
number
Remove most Unsure    
% % %    

6/26-29/08

33 64 3    

3/14-16/08

33 61 4    

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. June 18-29, 2008. N=2,004 adults nationwide. MoE 2.5. Nov. 2007 and July 2007 surveys conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas. All other surveys conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International.

.

"How well is the U.S. military effort in Iraq going . . . ?"

.

Very Well Fairly Well Not Too
Well
Not at
All Well
Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

6/18-29/08

10

34

31

21

4

4/23-27/08

10

34

28

24

4

2/20-24/08

12

36

25

23

4

12/19-30/07

11

30

31

23

5

11/20-26/07

11

37

29

19

4

10/17-23/07

10

34

29

22

5

9/12-16/07

9

32

30

24

5

7/25-29/07

8

28

34

25

5

5/30 - 6/3/07

7

27

33

28

5

11/9-12/06

6

26

34

30

4

.

"Do you think the U.S. should keep military troops in Iraq until the situation has stabilized, or do you think the U.S. should bring its troops home as soon as possible?"

.

Keep in
Iraq Until
Stabilized
Bring Home
As Soon as
Possible
Unsure

%

%

%

6/18-29/08

43

52

5

4/23-27/08

41

56

3

2/20-24/08

47

49

4

12/19-30/07

40

54

6

11/20-26/07

41

54

5

10/17-23/07

42

54

4

9/12-16/07

39

54

7

7/25-29/07

39

54

7

5/30 - 6/3/07

39

56

5

.

"Regardless of what you think about the original decision to use military force in Iraq, do you now believe that the United States will definitely succeed, probably succeed, probably fail, or definitely fail in achieving its goals in Iraq?"

.

Definitely
Succeed
Probably
Succeed
Probably
Fail
Definitely
Fail
Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

6/18-29/08

12

38

31

11

8

4/23-27/08

12

35

30

16

7

2/20-24/08

13

40

26

13

7

12/19-30/07

10

35

31

14

10

11/20-26/07

11

37

33

13

6

10/17-23/07

11

35

31

13

10

9/12-16/07

8

34

32

15

11

7/25-29/07

9

34

32

17

8


 

Time Poll conducted by Abt SRBI. June 18-25, 2008. N=805 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Do you believe that the United States should bring most of the troops home from Iraq in the next year or two, or should the U.S. wait until Iraq is relatively stable, even if it takes four years or more?"

.

In Next
Year or Two
Wait Until
Stable
Unsure    
% % %    

6/18-25/08

56 39 5    

 

Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll. June 19-23, 2008. N=1,233 adults nationwide. MoE 3. RV = registered voters

.

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

.

Worth It Not
Worth It
Unsure    
% % %    

6/19-23/08

27 67 6    

.

"In your opinion, should the United States withdraw troops from Iraq right away, or should the U.S. begin bringing troops home within the next year, or should troops stay in Iraq for as long as it takes to win the war?"

.

Withdraw
Right Away
Withdraw
Within Year
Stay as Long
As It Takes
Unsure  
% % % %  

6/19-23/08

25 43 26 7  

1/18-22/08 RV

20 43 31 6  

6/7-10/07

25 43 26 6  

1/13-16/07

19 46 30 5  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. June 12-15, 2008. N=1,125 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Do you think the United States should keep its military forces in Iraq until civil order is restored there, even if that means continued U.S. military casualties; OR, do you think the United States should withdraw its military forces from Iraq in order to avoid further U.S. military casualties, even if that means civil order is not restored there?" Options rotated

.

Keep Forces Withdraw
Forces
Unsure    
% % %    

6/12-15/08

41 55 4    

4/10-13/08

41 56 3    

12/6-9/07

43 53 4    

9/27-30/07

43 54 3    

7/18-21/07

39 59 3    

4/12-15/07

42 56 2    

2/22-25/07

42 56 2    

1/16-19/07

46 52 3    

.

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

.

Winning Losing Neither/
Tie (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

6/12-15/08

38 46 9 6  

9/4-7/07

34 48 14 5  

4/12-15/07

32 53 12 2  

1/10/07

29 57 12 2  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Neil Newhouse (R). June 6-9, 2008. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. RV = registered voters

.

"Do you think the U.S. goal of achieving victory in Iraq is still possible, or not?" Half sample (Form B)

.

Is still
possible
Is not still
possible
Unsure    
% % %    

6/6-9/08 RV

40 54 6    

3/7-10/08 RV

40 53 7    

12/14-17/07

37 56 7    

11/1-5/07

40 54 6    

9/10-12/07

37 56 7    

7/9-11/07

32 62 6    

4/2-4/07

36 55 9    

.

"When it comes to the war in Iraq, which of the following statements comes closer to your point of view? The most responsible thing we can do is find a way to withdraw most of our troops from Iraq by the beginning of 2009. The most responsible thing we can do is to remain in Iraq until the situation in the country is stable." Half sample (Form B)

.

Withdraw most
troops by 2009
Remain until
country stable
Unsure    
% % %    

6/6-9/08 RV

49 45 6    

4/25-28/08 RV

55 40 5    

3/7-10/08 RV

52 43 5    

12/14-17/07

57 40 3    

11/1-5/07

55 40 5    

 

CBS News Poll. May 30-June 3, 2008. N=1,038 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

.

"From what you know about the U.S. involvement in Iraq, how much longer would you be willing to have large numbers of U.S. troops remain in Iraq: less than a year, one to two years, two to five years, five to ten years, or as long as it takes?"

.

  %      

Less than a year

42      

One to two years

21      

Two to five years

9      

Five to ten years

1      

As long as it takes

20      

Should leave now (vol.)

3      

Unsure

4      

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. May 8-12, 2008. N=1,745 registered voters nationwide. MoE 2.4.

.

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

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

5/8-12/08

29 67 4    

10/23-29/07

31 65 4    

8/7-13/07

29 67 4    

6/5-11/07

25 70 6    

4/25 - 5/1/07

31 64 5    

.

"What should the United States do in Iraq: withdraw all troops as soon as possible, or, set a timetable to withdraw troops gradually, or, keep troops in Iraq as long as needed?"

.

Withdraw ASAP Set a timetable Keep troops as
long as needed
Unsure  
% % % %  

5/8-12/08

22 48 28 3  

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. April 28-30, 2008. N=1,008 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"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."

.

Send more Keep same
number
Withdraw
some
Withdraw all Unsure
% % % % %

4/28-30/08

8 21 35 33 3

12/6-9/07

10 19 30 39 2

9/7-9/07

10 23 36 29 3

6/22-24/07

17 16 24 39 3

11/17-19/06

16 21 27 33 3

10/27-29/06

15 17 28 34 6

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 25-29, 2008. Adults nationwide.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the situation with Iraq?" N=1,065 adults, MoE 3

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

ALL adults

29 64 7    

Republicans

66 26 8    

Democrats

6 90 4    

Independents

24 68 8    

.

3/15-18/08

30 65 5    

2/20-24/08

31 65 4    

12/5-9/07

26 69 5    

10/12-16/07

26 67 7    

9/14-16/07

25 70 5    

.

"Regardless of how you intend to vote, what would you prefer the next president do about the war in Iraq? Would you prefer the next president try to end the Iraq war within the next year or two, no matter what, or continue to fight the Iraq war as long as they felt it was necessary?" N=956 registered voters, MoE 3

.

End war Continue Unsure    
% % %    

All reg. voters

62 34 4    

Republicans

26 68 6    

Democrats

89 10 1    

Independents

63 31 6    

.

"Which is more important to you in a presidential candidate: someone who commits to staying in Iraq until the U.S. succeeds, or someone who is flexible about when to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq?" N=956 registered voters, MoE 3

.

Commits to
staying
Flexible Unsure    
% % %    

4/25-29/08

19 77 4    

.

"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?" N=1,065 adults, MoE 3

.

Republican Democratic Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %

4/25-29/08

34 50 3 4 9

12/5-9/07

30 45 2 9 14

9/4-8/07

32 42 1 9 16

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. April 10-13, 2008. N=1,197 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

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

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

4/10-13/08

33 65 2    

1/30 - 2/1/08

33 65 2    

1/9-12/08

30 69 1    

12/6-9/07

33 65 2    

9/27-30/07

30 68 1    

9/4-7/07

34 65 1    

7/18-21/07

31 68 1    

5/29 - 6/1/07

31 67 1    

4/12-15/07

29 70 -    

2/22-25/07

31 67 1    

1/16-19/07

29 70 1    

1/10/07

34 64 2    

.

"Thinking ahead to the next presidential election, do you think a Democratic or a Republican president would do a better job resolving the situation in Iraq?" Options rotated

.

Democratic Republican Depends (vol.) No difference
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % % %

4/10-13/08

52 35 2 7 4

9/27-30/07

51 31 6 8 4

 

CBS News Poll. March 15-18, 2008. N=1,067 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"From what you know about the U.S. involvement in Iraq, how much longer would you be willing to have large numbers of U.S. troops remain in Iraq: less than a year, one to two years, two to five years or longer than five years?"

.

Less Than
A Year
One to Two
Years
Two to Five
Years
Longer Than
Five Years
Other/
Unsure
% % % % %

3/15-18/08

46 22 14 6 12

1/9-12/08

50 24 10 3 13

12/5-9/07

49 24 7 6 14

10/12-16/07

45 27 12 5 11

9/14-16/07

49 23 12 5 11

.

"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    
% % %    

3/15-18/08

28 58 14    

9/4-8/07

33 58 9    

9/15-19/06

31 57 12    

8/17-21/06

31 60 9    

4/2-3/03

53 34 13    

3/7-9/03

45 40 15    

2/10-12/03

42 42 16    

9/02

51 33 16    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. March 14-16, 2008. N=1,019 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

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

.

Worth It Not Worth It Unsure    
% % %    

3/14-16/08

36 62 2    

3/9-11/07

35 61 4    

11/3-5/06

37 60 3    

.

"Which comes closest to your view about the war with Iraq? You are certain that the U.S. will win. You think it is likely that the U.S. will win, but you are not certain. You think it is unlikely that the U.S. will win, but you are not certain. OR, You are certain that the U.S. will NOT win." N=504, MoE 4.5 (Form A)

.

Certain U.S.
Will Win
Likely U.S.
Will Win
Unlikely U.S.
Will Win
Certain U.S.
Will Not Win
Unsure
% % % % %

3/14-16/08

27 30 23 17 3

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. March 5-6, 2008. N=1,215 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.5. RV = registered voters

.

"On the subject of Iraq -- All in all, do you think the situation in Iraq is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?"

.

Better Worse Same Unsure  
% % % %  

3/5-6/08 RV

29 25 43 3  

10/31 - 11/1/07 RV

26 29 42 3  

8/1-2/07 Adults

16 41 38 5  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 21-24, 2008. N=2,021 adults nationwide. MoE 2.

.

"If you had to choose, which do you think is better for the U.S.: to keep a significant number of troops in Iraq until the situation there gets better, even if that takes many years, or to set a timetable for removing troops from Iraq and to stick to that timetable regardless of what is going on in Iraq at the time?" Options rotated

.

Stay Until
Situation
Gets Better
Stick to a
Withdrawal
Timetable
Unsure

%

%

%

2/21-24/08

35

60

5

2/8-10/08

39

56

5

11/30 - 12/2/07

38

59

3

9/14-16/07

38

59

4

9/7-8/07

35

60

5

.

"Do you think the United States does or does not have an obligation to establish a reasonable level of stability and security in Iraq before withdrawing all of its troops?"

.

Does Does Not Unsure

%

%

%

2/21-24/08

65

32

3

9/7-8/07

67

29

4

.

"Do you think the Bush Administration deliberately misled the American public about whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, or not?"

.

Did Mislead Did Not
Mislead
Unsure

%

%

%

2/21-24/08

53

42

5

5/30 - 6/1/03

31

67

2

.

"In your opinion, in the long run, will Iraq be much better off, somewhat better off, somewhat worse off, or much worse off than before the U.S. and British invasion?" Options rotated

.

Much
Better Off
Somewhat
Better Off
Somewhat
Worse Off
Much
Worse Off
Same (vol.)/
Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

2/21-24/08

23

44

14

12

8

11/30 - 12/2/07

25

46

14

10

5

3/10-12/06

30

38

18

8

5


 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Feb. 20-24, 2008. N=739 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

.

"Next, please tell me if you think the REPUBLICAN Party or the DEMOCRATIC Party could do a better job in each of the following areas. Which party could do a better job of making wise decisions about what to do in Iraq?"

.

Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
Both
equally (vol.)
Neither (vol.) Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

2/20-24/08

37

47

3

5

8

10/06

31

39

5

8

17

9/06

33

40

5

8

14

2/06

38

41

3

8

10


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