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

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CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Feb. 1-3, 2008. N=1,192 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"In general, do you think the U.S. military is or is not making progress in improving conditions in Iraq and bringing an end to the violence in that country?"

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Is Is Not Mixed (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

2/1-3/08

52 45 2 1  

8/6-8/07

47 49 2 2  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Jan. 20-22, 2008. N=1,008 adults nationwide.

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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?" N=1,008 adults, MoE 3.1

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Worth It Not Worth It Depends (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

1/20-22/08

32 59 4 5  

9/10-12/07

35 56 4 5  

1/17-20/07

33 57 5 5  

6/9-12/06

40 52 4 4  

4/21-24/06

40 52 4 4  

3/10-13/06

39 51 6 4  

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"Do you think the recent increase in troop levels in Iraq is helping the situation there, is hurting the situation there, or is not making a difference either way?" Half sample, MoE 4.4 (Form A)

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Helping Hurting Not Making
a Difference
Unsure  
% % % %  

1/20-22/08

39 15 42 4  

12/14-17/07

37 14 44 5  

9/10-12/07

33 15 48 4  

7/9-11/07

29 18 49 4  

4/2-4/07

24 22 48 6  

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"Over the past six months, would you say that the military situation and fighting against U.S. troops in Iraq has gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?" Half sample, MoE 4.4 (Form B)

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Better Worse Same Unsure  
% % % %  

1/20-22/08

39 16 41 4  

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"Over the past six months, would you say that the political situation and Iraq's ability to form a stable government has gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?" Half sample, MoE 4.4 (Form B)

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Better Worse Same Unsure  
% % % %  

1/20-22/08

29 17 49 5  

 

Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll. Jan. 18-22, 2008. N=1,312 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3 (for all registered voters).

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"Who do you think can do a better job of handling the situation in Iraq: President Bush or the Democrats in Congress?"

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President
Bush
Democrats in
Congress
Both Equally
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % % %

1/18-22/08

34 46 1 11 8

1/13-16/07 Adults

34 43 3 11 9

12/8-11/06 Adults

34 45 6 10 5

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"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?"

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

ALL reg. voters

20 43 31 6  

   Democrats

32 58 8 2  

   Independents

19 47 26 8  

   Republicans

8 24 61 7  

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Dec. 5-9, 2007. N=1,133 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"Who do you think is currently winning the war in Iraq: the United States, or the Iraqi resistance and insurgents, or neither side?"

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U.S. Insurgents Neither Unsure  
% % % %  

12/5-9/07

24 9 60 7  

9/4-8/07

24 12 60 4  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2007. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"Thinking now about the political parties: Do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party would do a better job of dealing with each of the following issues and problems? How about the situation in Iraq?"

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Republican
Party
Democratic
Party
No Difference
(vol.)/Unsure

%

%

%

11/30 - 12/2/07

38

48

14

1/9-11/04

53

37

10

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"Which comes closer to your view about the war in Iraq? You think the U.S. will definitely win the war in Iraq. You think the U.S. will probably win the war in Iraq. You think the U.S. can win the war in Iraq, but you don't think it will win. OR, You do not think the U.S. can win the war in Iraq." Options rotated

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

%

%

%

%

%

11/30 - 12/2/07

15

24

20

37

4

9/16-18/05

21

22

20

34

3

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"How much confidence do you have in the Iraqi government to meet the goals the United States has laid out for Iraq: a great deal, a fair amount, not much, or none at all?"

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A Great Deal A Fair Amount Not Much None at All Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

11/30 - 12/2/07

2

30

42

24

2


 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2007. N=1,131 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Which political party -- the Democrats or the Republicans -- do you trust to do a better job handling the situation in Iraq?" Options rotated

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

10/29 - 11/1/07

50 34 2 10 4

9/27-30/07

49 34 3 11 3

9/4-7/07

42 31 3 19 5

10/5-8/06

51 38 3 7 2

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 12-16, 2007. N=1,282 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"How much longer do you think large numbers of U.S. troops will have to remain in Iraq: for less than a year, one to two years, two to five years, or will U.S. troops have to stay in Iraq for longer than five years?"

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

10/12-16/07

10 26 32 22 10

9/14-16/07

10 24 31 27 8

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Oct. 12-14, 2007. N=1,212 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think the situation in Iraq is getting better, getting worse, or staying the same?"

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Better Worse Same Unsure  
% % % %  

10/12-14/07

24 31 45 1  

6/22-24/07

17 46 35 1  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 27-30, 2007. N=1,114 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"As you may know Bush has sent approximately 28 thousand additional U.S. military forces to try to restore civil order in parts of Iraq. Do you think this increase in U.S. forces has made the situation in Iraq better, worse, or hasn't made much difference?"

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Better Worse Not Much
Difference
Unsure  
% % % %  

9/27-30/07

27 15 56 3  

9/4-7/07

28 12 58 2  

7/18-21/07

22 19 56 3  

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"There's been a proposal to remove these additional U.S. forces from Iraq by next summer, returning to the earlier level of about 130 thousand U.S. troops. Do you think the number of U.S. forces in Iraq should be reduced more quickly than this, more slowly, or is this about the right pace of troop reductions?"

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More Quickly More Slowly Right Pace Should Not Be
Reduced (vol.)
Unsure
% % % % %

9/27-30/07

43 12 38 2 5

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"Do you think Democrats in Congress have gone too far or not far enough in opposing the war in Iraq?"

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Too Far Not Far
Enough
Right
Amount (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

9/27-30/07

35 55 5 5  

8/25-28/05

37 53 4 6  

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"The Bush Administration has requested nearly 190 billion dollars to fund the wars and related U.S. activities in Iraq and Afghanistan over the next year. This is about 40 billion dollars more than first estimated. Do you think Congress should approve all of this funding request, or reduce it?"

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Approve All Reduce It Shouldn't
Approve Any
Money (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

9/27-30/07

27 67 3 3  

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"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?" Parties rotated

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

9/27-30/07

51 31 6 8 4

 

CBS News Poll. Sept. 14-16, 2007. N=706 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Democrats in Congress are handling the situation with Iraq?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

9/14-16/07

31 57 12    

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"How much attention have you been able to pay to news about the testimony to Congress by General Petraeus on the state of the war in Iraq: a lot, some, not much, or no attention so far?"

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A Lot Some Not Much None Unsure
% % % % %

9/14-16/07

22 35 28 13 2

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

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Increase Same Number Decrease Remove All Unsure
% % % % %

9/14-16/07

6 21 39 29 5

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"President Bush has proposed reducing the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to pre-surge levels by the summer of 2008. Do you think by next summer he should remove more troops than that, remove fewer troops than that, or is that the right amount to remove?"

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Remove
More
Remove
Fewer
Right
Amount
Remove All
Now (vol.)
Depends (vol.)/
Unsure
% % % % %

9/14-16/07

47 7 29 3 14

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Sept. 11-12, 2007. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think the recent increase in U.S. troops has led to major improvements in the situation in Iraq, minor improvements, or has the troop surge not made much of a difference at all?"

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Major
Improvements
Minor
Improvements
Not Much
Difference
Made Things
Worse (vol.)
Unsure
% % % % %

9/11-12/07

17 32 45 3 3

7/17-18/07

18 33 39 2 8

4/17-18/07

14 26 45 4 12

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"This week General David Petraeus gave a report to Congress on the progress in Iraq. Based on what you know, was General Petraeus's report truthful and objective, or was it slanted toward the policies of the Bush Administration?"

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Truthful Slanted Unsure    
% % %    

9/11-12/07

35 40 25    

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"Based on General Petraeus's new report, do you think the United States should pull out all troops immediately, pull out all troops gradually over the next year, pull out after Iraqi troops are capable of taking over, or, send more troops?"

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Pull Out
Immediately
Pull Out
Gradually
After Iraqis
Capable
Send More
Troops
Unsure
% % % % %

9/11-12/07

22 42 24 2 10

 

Associated Press-Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Sept. 10-12, 2007. 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 not sure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove?"

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Approve Disapprove Mixed Unsure

%

%

%

%

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

12/4-6/06 27 71 2 -

11/13-15/06 31 66 2 1

10/2-4/06 36 62 2 -

9/11-13/06 38 61 1 -

8/7-9/06 33 65 2 -

7/10-12/06 38 59 1 2

6/5-7/06 33 64 2 1

5/1-3/06 37 60 2 1

4/3-5/06 35 63 1 -

3/6-8/06 39 58 2 1

2/6-8/06 38 60 1 1

1/3-5/06 39 58 2 -

12/5-7/05 41 58 1 -

11/7-9/05 37 62 1 1

10/3-5/05 37 61 2 -

9/6-8/05 37 62 1 -

8/1-3/05 38 59 2 1

7/11-13/05 40 59 1 -

6/6-8/05

41 56 2 1

5/2-4/05

43 55 2 -

4/4-6/05

43 56 1 -

3/7-9/05

45 53 2 -

2/7-9/05 42 57 1 -

1/3-5/05 44 54 2 -

12/6-8/04 RV 48 50 1 -

11/3-5/04 RV 48 51 1 -


 

Associated Press-Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Sept. 6-9, 2007. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"All in all, thinking about how things have gone in Iraq since the United States went to war there in March 2003, do you think the United States made the right decision in going to war in Iraq or made a mistake in going to war in Iraq?"

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Right
Decision

Mistake

Unsure  
% % %
9/6-9/07 37 57 6
4/2-4/07 39 59 2
2/12-15/07 37 61 2
1/8-10/07 35 62 3

10/20-25/06

39 58 3
6/5-7/06 38 59 3
12/13-15/05 42 49 9
8/22-24/05 43 53 4
6/20-22/05 42 53 5

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"As you may know, this year additional U.S. troops were sent to Iraq. Do you think sending more troops to Iraq has helped stabilize the situation there, or not?"

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Has

Has Not

Unsure

   
% % %
9/6-9/07 36 58 6    

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"Just your best guess, how do you think history will judge the war in Iraq: as a complete success, as more of a success than a failure, as more of a failure than a success, or as a complete failure?"

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Complete
Success
More Success
Than Failure
More Failure
Than Success
Complete
Failure
Unsure
% % % % %
9/6-9/07 7 27 31 28 7

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 4-8, 2007. N=1,035 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

ALL adults

26 71 3    

  Republicans

52 44 4    

  Democrats

4 96 0    

  Independents

23 72 5    

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8/8-12/07

26 69 5    

7/20-22/07

25 69 6    

7/9-17/07

25 70 5    

6/26-28/07

23 70 7    

5/18-23/07

23 72 5    

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"Do you think removing Saddam Hussein from power was worth the loss of American life and other costs of attacking Iraq, or not?"

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Worth It Not Worth It Unsure
% % %

9/4-8/07

35 59 6

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"Do you think the United States made a mistake getting involved in the current war with Iraq, or not?"

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A Mistake Not a Mistake Unsure
% % %

9/4-8/07

62 34 4

5/04

50 46 4

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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
% % %

9/4-8/07

41 54 5

8/8-12/07

43 51 6

7/20-22/07

42 51 7

5/18-23/07

35 61 4

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"How would you say things are going for the U.S. in its efforts to bring stability and order to Iraq? Would you say things are going very well, somewhat well, somewhat badly, or very badly?"

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Very Well Somewhat
Well
Somewhat
Badly
Very Badly Unsure
% % % % %

9/4-8/07

4 29 32 32 3

8/8-12/07

3 26 29 38 4

7/20-22/07

3 29 31 35 2

7/9-17/07

2 23 29 45 1

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

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Increase Same Decrease Remove All Unsure
% % % % %

9/4-8/07

11 19 35 30 5

8/8-12/07

13 17 31 30 9
7/20-22/07 12 15 30 36 7
7/9-17/07 12 18 29 34 7

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"As you may know, the U.S. has sent more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq. From what you have heard or read, would you say this troop increase 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
% % % %

9/4-8/07

35 12 45 8

8/8-12/07

29 15 46 10
7/20-22/07 19 20 53 8
7/9-17/07 20 22 51 7

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"If you had to choose, who do you think is most likely to make the right decisions about the war in Iraq: the Bush Administration, Congress, or U.S. military commanders in Iraq?"

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Adminis-
tration
Congress Military
Commanders
None (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %

9/4-8/07

5 21 68 3 3

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"In making its case for the war with Iraq, do you think members of the Bush Administration intentionally misled the public or not?"

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Misled Did Not
Mislead
Unsure
% % %

9/4-8/07

60 36 4

12/05

52 44 4

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"Right now, is the U.S. involvement in Iraq creating more terrorists who are planning to attack the U.S., eliminating terrorists who were planning to attack the U.S., or is the U.S. involvement in Iraq not affecting the number of terrorists planning to attack the U.S.?"

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Creating Eliminating Not Affecting Unsure
% % % %

9/4-8/07

40 23 27 10

8/8-12/07

46 18 27 9
7/20-22/07 44 18 27 11
6/26-28/07 51 17 24 8

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

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Yes No Unsure    
% % %    

ALL adults

33 58 9    

  Republicans

40 51 9    

  Democrats

27 63 10    

  Independents

32 60 8    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 4-7, 2007. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3. Fieldwork by TNS. RV = registered voters

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

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Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %

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

12/7-11/06

28 70 2

10/5-8/06

35 64 1

9/5-7/06

41 57 2

8/3-6/06

36 62 2
6/22-25/06 37 62 -

5/11-15/06

32 66 1
4/6-9/06 37 62 1
3/2-5/06 40 59 -

1/23-26/06

39 60 1

12/15-18/05

46 53 1

10/30 - 11/2/05

36 64 1

9/8-11/05

38 62 1

8/25-28/05

42 57 1

6/23-26/05

43 56 1

6/2-5/05

41 58 1

4/21-24/05

42 56 2

3/10-13/05

39 57 4

1/12-16/05

40 58 2

12/16-19/04

42 57 1

9/23-26/04 RV

47 50 3

8/26-29/04 RV

47 51 2

7/22-25/04

45 53 2
6/17-20/04 44 55 2
5/20-23/04 40 58 2
4/15-18/04 45 54 1
3/4-7/04 46 53 1
2/10-11/04 47 52 1
1/15-18/04 55 42 2
12/18-21/03 60 39 2
12/14/03 58 38 4
11/12-16/03 48 48 4
10/26-29/03 47 51 2
10/9-13/03 51 47 2
9/26-29/03 50 47 3
9/10-13/03 52 46 2
9/4-7/03 49 47 4
8/20-24/03 56 37 7
7/9-10/03 58 41 2
6/18-22/03 67 30 2
4/27-30/03 75 22 2

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"Which political party -- the Democrats or the Republicans -- do you trust to do a better job handling the situation in Iraq?" Options rotated

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

9/4-7/07

42 31 3 19 5

10/5-8/06

51 38 3 7 2

9/5-7/06

43 44 2 10 2

8/3-6/06

43 40 - 11 5
6/22-25/06 47 41 1 9 2

5/11-15/06

50 36 2 10 3
4/6-9/06 49 42 1 6 2
3/2-5/06 42 42 2 11 2

1/23-26/06

47 40 1 9 2

12/15-18/05

47 44 2 6 2

10/30 - 11/2/05

48 37 2 11 2

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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?"

.

Worth
Fighting
Not Worth
Fighting
Unsure
% % %

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

12/7-11/06

36 61 2

11/1-4/06 RV

44 53 2

10/19-22/06

40 57 2

10/5-8/06

35 63 2

9/5-7/06

42 56 2

8/3-6/06

39 59 1
6/22-25/06 40 58 2

5/11-15/06

37 62 1
4/6-9/06 41 58 1
3/2-5/06 42 57 1

1/23-26/06

44 55 1

1/5-8/06

43 55 2

12/15-18/05

46 52 1

10/30 - 11/2/05

39 60 1

8/25-28/05

46 53 1

6/23-26/05

46 53 1

6/2-5/05

41 58 1

4/21-24/05

44 54 2

3/10-13/05

45 53 2

1/12-16/05

44 55 1

12/16-19/04

42 56 2

9/23-26/04 RV

46 51 3

9/6-8/04 RV

51 45 4

8/26-29/04 RV

48 50 2

7/22-25/04

49 48 3
6/17-20/04 47 52 2
5/20-23/04 48 50 1
5/5-6/04 49 47 5
4/15-18/04 51 47 2
3/4-7/04 52 44 3
2/10-11/04 48 50 2
1/15-18/04 56 41 3
12/18-21/03 59 39 2
12/14/03 53 42 5
11/12-16/03 52 44 4
10/26-29/03 54 44 2
10/9-13/03 54 44 2
9/10-13/03 61 37 2
9/4-7/03 54 42 4
8/20-24/03 57 37 5
7/9-10/03 57 40 3
6/18-22/03 64 33 3
4/27-30/03 70 27 4

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"As you may know Bush has sent approximately 28 thousand additional U.S. military forces to try to restore civil order in parts of Iraq. Do you think this increase in U.S. forces has made the situation in Iraq better, worse, or hasn't made much difference?"

.

Better Worse Not Much
Difference
Unsure
% % % %

9/4-7/07

28 12 58 2

7/18-21/07

22 19 56 3

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"Do you think this increase of U.S. forces will or will not improve the security situation there over the next few months?"

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Will Will Not Unsure
% % %

9/4-7/07

43 54 3

7/18-21/07

34 64 2

5/29 - 6/1/07

39 58 3

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"Do you think the number of U.S. military forces in Iraq should be increased, decreased, or kept about the same?" Options rotated

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Increased Decreased Same Unsure
% % % %

9/4-7/07

12 58 27 3

7/18-21/07

16 56 26 2

5/29 - 6/1/07

19 55 23 3

12/7-11/06

17 52 27 1

10/5-8/06

18 51 28 3

8/3-6/06

17 53 27 3

5/11-15/06

15 54 27 4
4/6-9/06 13 54 31 2
3/2-5/06 11 52 34 3

12/15-18/05

9 52 36 3

10/30 - 11/2/05

15 47 36 3

8/25-28/05

21 41 35 4

6/23-26/05

16 38 44 2

3/10-13/05

15 44 36 4

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"Do you support or oppose legislation that would set a deadline for withdrawing U.S. combat forces from Iraq by next spring?"

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

9/4-7/07

55 41 4

7/18-21/07

55 43 2

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"As you may know, the U.S. commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, is preparing a progress report on the situation there. Do you think his report will honestly reflect the situation in Iraq, or do you think it will try to make things look better than they really are?" Options rotated

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Honestly
Reflect the
Situation
Make Things
Look Better
Unsure
% % %

9/4-7/07

39 53 7

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"Do you think Bush will use the Petraeus report to adjust U.S. policy in Iraq, or do you think Bush will stick with his Iraq policy no matter what the Petraeus report says?" Options rotated

.

Adjust
His Policy
Stick with
His Policy
Unsure
% % %

9/4-7/07

28 66 7

.

"How confident are you in the ability of the Iraqi government to meet its commitments in the effort to restore civil order in Iraq: very confident, somewhat confident, not so confident, or not confident at all?"

.

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

9/4-7/07

3 31 34 31 1

7/18-21/07

4 33 32 29 1

1/10/07

4 37 30 26 3

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Aug. 6-8, 2007. N=1,029 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

.

"Do you favor or oppose the U.S. war in Iraq?"

.

Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

8/6-8/07

33 64 3    

6/22-24/07

30 67 3    

5/4-6/07

34 65 1    

4/10-12/07

32 66 2    

3/9-11/07

32 63 4    

1/11/07

31 67 2    

12/15-17/06

31 67 2    

11/17-19/06

33 63 4    

11/3-5/06

33 61 6    

10/27-29/06

38 59 3    

10/20-22/06

34 64 3    

10/13-15/06

34 64 2    

10/6-8/06

32 62 7    

9/29 - 10/2/06

38 61 1    
9/22-24/06 40 59 1    

8/30 - 9/2/06

39 58 2    

8/18-20/06

35 61 3    

8/2-3/06

36 60 3    

6/14-15/06

38 54 8    

.

"Do you think the United States is winning or not winning the war in Iraq?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

.

Winning Not Winning Unsure    
% % %    

8/6-8/07

32 63 5    

3/9-11/07

29 61 9    

11/17-19/06

34 61 5    

.

"Do you think the United States can win or cannot win the war in Iraq?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

.

Can Cannot Unsure    
% % %    

8/6-8/07

54 43 3    

3/9-11/07

46 46 8    

11/17-19/06

54 43 3    

.

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

.

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

8/6-8/07

42 49 6 2  

.

"Do you think the chances of a terrorist attack in the U.S. would be higher if the U.S. withdraws its troops from Iraq as soon as possible or would be higher if the U.S. keeps its troops in Iraq?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

.

Higher if
Withdraws
ASAP
Higher if
Keeps Troops
In Iraq
Unsure    
% % %    

8/6-8/07

45 44 12    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. July 20-22, 2007. N=889 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Democrats in Congress are handling the situation with Iraq?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
ALL adults 30 59 11    
  Republicans 15 76 9    
  Democrats 50 43 7    
  Independents 23 62 15    

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling the situation with Iraq?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
ALL adults 22 65 13    
  Republicans 46 39 15    
  Democrats 11 81 8    
  Independents 18 67 15    

.

"As far as you know, do you think most of the people causing violence in Iraq today are under the command of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, or not?"

.

Are Are Not Depends/
Some (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
7/20-22/07 36 46 3 15

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. July 18-21, 2007. N=1,125 adults nationwide. MoE 3. Fieldwork by TNS. RV = registered voters

.

"For each item I name, please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling that issue. The situation in Iraq."

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %

7/18-21/07

35 63 2

4/12-15/07

37 62 1

.

"Who do you trust to do a better job handling the situation in Iraq: Bush or the Democrats in Congress?" Options rotated

.

Bush Democrats
In Congress
Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %

7/18-21/07

32 55 1 11 1

5/29 - 6/1/07

35 51 2 10 3

4/12-15/07

33 58 1 7 1

2/22-25/07

34 54 - 9 2

1/16-19/07

33 60 1 4 2

1/10/07

36 47 1 12 4

12/7-11/06

32 56 1 7 3

1/15-18/04

56 36 1 4 3
4/27-30/03 72 20 2 3 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
% % %

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

12/7-11/06

48 48 4

10/30 - 11/2/05

52 44 4

8/25-28/05

54 44 2

6/23-26/05

58 41 2

12/16-19/04

58 39 3
6/17-20/04 57 42 1
5/20-23/04 58 40 2
4/15-18/04 66 33 1
11/12-16/03 62 34 4
10/26-29/03 58 38 3
9/10-13/03 65 32 3
8/20-24/03 69 27 4
7/9-10/03 72 26 2

.

"Who do you think should have final say in deciding when to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq: Bush or Congress?" Options rotated

.

Bush Congress Both
Equally (vol.)
Military
Commanders
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % % %

7/18-21/07

31 62 2 3 2

.

"Do you think Bush is or is not willing enough to change his administration's policies in Iraq?"

.

Is Is Not No Change
Needed (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %

7/18-21/07

18 78 1 3

12/7-11/06

30 66 1 3

.

"Do you think the Democrats in Congress have done too much, too little, or about the right amount to get Bush to change his Iraq war policy?"

.

Too Much Too Little About Right Unsure
% % % %

7/18-21/07

17 49 31 4

Earlier polling on Iraq


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