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

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CBS News/New York Times Poll. July 9-17, 2007. N=1,554 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Which of these comes closest to your opinion? Congress should block all funding for the war in Iraq no matter what. OR, Congress should allow funding, but only on the condition that the U.S. sets a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops. OR, Congress should allow all funding for the war without any timetable conditions."

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Block All Timetable Allow All Unsure

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% % % %

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ALL adults

8 61 28 3

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Republicans

3 41 53 3

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Democrats

10 77 9 4

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Independents

10 60 26 4

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Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. July 11-12, 2007. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 4 (for all adults).

 

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

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Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %

7/11-12/07

27 68 5

6/18-19/07

23 73 4

3/28-29/07

28 65 7

3/14-15/07

27 69 4

2/28 - 3/1/07

27 67 6

1/17-18/07

24 70 6

8/24-25/06

31 63 6

8/10-11/06

34 62 4

5/11-12/06

32 62 6

3/16-17/06

29 65 6
11/10-11/05 30 65 5
9/29-30/05 33 62 5
9/8-9/05 36 60 4
8/2-4/05 34 61 5
3/17-18/05 41 54 5
5/13-14/04 35 57 8
4/8-9/04 44 51 5
3/25-26/04 44 50 6
2/19-20/04 45 47 8
1/8-9/04 50 43 7
12/18-19/03 53 39 8
12/11-12/03 45 50 5
11/6-7/03 42 51 7
10/23-24/03 48 45 7
10/9-10/03 44 49 7
9/25-26/03 47 46 7
9/18-19/03 46 47 7
9/11-12/03 51 42 7
8/21-22/03 54 40 6
7/24-25/03 58 36 6
7/10-11/03 53 39 8
5/29-30/03 65 29 6
5/1-2/03 69 26 5
 

"Now thinking about the situation in Iraq: From what you've seen or heard in the news, overall, do you think President Bush's 'surge' plan increasing U.S. troops in Iraq has been a success or a failure?"

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Success Failure Unsure
% % %

ALL adults

22 64 14

   Republicans

47 31 22

   Democrats

7 84 9

   Independents

21 66 13
 

"From what you know now, do you think the United States did the right thing in taking military action against Iraq, or not?"

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Right Thing Not Right
Thing
Unsure
% % %

7/11-12/07

42 53 5

12/6-7/06

39 53 8

11/9-10/06

41 54 5

10/26-27/06

43 49 8

10/19-20/06

39 54 7

10/5-6/06

41 53 6

8/10-11/06

49 47 4
9/8-9/05 46 49 5
 

"Which of the following four choices comes closest to your view about what the U.S. should do in Iraq? Begin an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops in Iraq. OR, Start withdrawing troops by the fall, with all troops out by next spring. OR, Leave a substantial number of troops in Iraq, but have them fall back to their bases and concentrate on training Iraqis and targeting Al Qaeda in Iraq leaders. OR, Make no cutbacks in U.S. troops."

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Immediate
Withdrawal
Out by
Next Spring
Fall Back to
Their Bases
Make No
Cutbacks
Unsure
% % % % %

7/11-12/07

19 24 40 13 4
 

"Whatever you think is the best course for the U.S. in Iraq, are you willing to give President Bush nine more months before any cutbacks in U.S. troop levels are made, or not?"

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Yes No Unsure
% % %

7/11-12/07

41 54 5
 

"The Bush Administration says there will be an assessment of how the 'surge' plan is working in September. Do you think this timing is reasonable, or that it is too long to wait for an assessment?"

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Reasonable Too Long Unsure
% % %

7/11-12/07

48 47 5
 

"If U.S. troop levels in Iraq are cut back from the current 160,000 to about 60,000, for how long would you support keeping such a U.S. military presence in Iraq: one year or less, up to two years, up to five years, or 10 years or more?"

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One Year
Or Less
Up to
Two Years
Up to
Five Years
10 Years
Or More
Unsure
% % % % %

7/11-12/07

53 19 8 10 10
 

"How confident are you that the Iraqi government would be able to control the violence and provide security to its citizens if U.S. troops are withdrawn from Iraq? Would you be very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident in the Iraqi government's ability to do this?"

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

7/11-12/07

6 23 28 37 6

1/17-18/07

5 22 29 36 8
 

"Do you think Iraqi leaders are willing and able to negotiate a truly equitable power-sharing arrangement among the competing groups, or not?"

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Willing
and Able
Not Willing
and Able
Unsure
% % %

7/11-12/07

28 61 11
 

"Do you think U.S. forces should stay in Iraq until Iraqi troops are ready to defend themselves, or that Iraqi readiness should NOT be a condition for the timing of a U.S. troop withdrawal?"

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Stay Until
Ready
Shouldn't Be
a Condition
Unsure
% % %

7/11-12/07

37 55 8
 

"To resolve the situation in Iraq and bring U.S. troops home, some people support the idea of breaking Iraq into independent Sunni, Shia, and Kurdish states. Would this be acceptable to you as a way to resolve the situation in Iraq, or not?"

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Acceptable Not
Acceptable
Unsure
% % %

7/11-12/07

48 33 19
 

"Right now, which of the following do you think is the BIGGEST threat to achieving peace and stability in Iraq: [see below]?" Options rotated

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Al Qaeda
In Iraq
Shiite
Militias
Sunni
Nationalists
Same/All
Equal (vol.)
Unsure
% % % % %

7/11-12/07

34 14 9 13 30
 

"Which of the following do you blame MOST for the current situation in Iraq: [see below]?" Options rotated

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The
White House
Iraqi
Leaders
Congress The
U.S. Military
Same/Equal
(vol.)
/Unsure
% % % % %

7/11-12/07

40 33 13 2 12

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. July 6-8, 2007. N=1,014 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"In view of the developments since we first sent our troops to Iraq, do you think the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq, or not?"

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Made a
Mistake
Did Not Make
a Mistake
Unsure    
% % %    

7/6-8/07

62 36 2    

6/1-3/07

56 40 4    

5/4-6/07

58 40 2    

4/13-15/07

57 41 2    

3/23-25/07

56 43 2    

3/2-4/07

59 39 2    

2/9-11/07

56 42 2    

1/12-14/07

58 41 2    

1/5-7/07

57 41 2    

12/8-10/06

53 45 2    

11/2-5/06

55 40 5    

10/20-22/06

58 40 2    

10/6-8/06

56 40 4    

9/15-17/06

49 49 2    

7/28-30/06

54 45 2    

7/21-23/06

56 41 2    

6/23-25/06

55 43 1    
6/9-11/06 51 46 2    
4/7-9/06 57 42 1    
3/10-12/06 57 42 1    
2/28 - 3/1/06 55 43 2    
2/9-12/06 55 42 3    
1/20-22/06 51 46 3    
1/6-8/06 50 47 3    

12/16-18/05

52 46 2    

12/9-11/05

48 50 2    

11/11-13/05

54 45 1    

10/28-30/05

54 45 1    

10/21-23/05

49 49 2    

9/16-18/05

59 39 2    

9/8-11/05

53 46 1    

8/28-30/05

53 46 1    
8/5-7/05 54 44 2    

7/22-24/05

46 53 1    

6/24-26/05

53 46 1    

4/29 - 5/1/05

49 48 3    

3/18-20/05

46 51 3    

2/25-27/05

47 51 2    

2/4-6/05

45 55 -    

1/14-16/05

52 47 1    

1/7-9/05

50 48 2    

11/19-21/04

47 51 2    

10/29-31/04

44 52 4    

10/22-24/04

47 51 2    

10/14-16/04

47 52 1    

10/9-10/04

46 53 1    

10/1-3/04

48 51 1    

9/24-26/04

42 55 3    

9/3-5/04

38 57 5    

8/23-25/04

48 50 2    

7/30 - 8/1/04

47 51 2    
7/19-21/04 50 47 3    

7/8-11/04

54 45 1    

6/21-23/04

54 44 2    

6/3-6/04

41 58 1    

5/7-9/04

44 54 2    

4/16-18/04

42 57 1    
1/12-15/04 42 56 2    
11/3-5/03 39 60 1    
10/6-8/03 40 59 1    
7/7-9/03 27 72 1    
3/24-25/03 23 75 2    
   

"Based on what you have heard or read about the recent surge of U.S. troops in Baghdad, do you think the increase in the number of U.S. troops in Baghdad is making the situation there better, not making much difference, or is it making the situation there worse?" Options rotated. N=505 adults, MoE 5 (Form A).

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Better Not Much
Difference
Worse Unsure  
% % % %  

7/6-8/07

17 49 30 3  

4/13-15/07

26 41 29 4  

3/23-25/07

29 43 22 5  
   

"Based on what you have heard or read about the recent surge of U.S. troops in Iraq, 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. N=509 adults, MoE 5 (Form B).

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Better Not Much
Difference
Worse Unsure  
% % %    

7/6-8/07

22 51 25 2  
   

"Do you favor or oppose removing all U.S. troops from Iraq by April 1st of next year, except for a limited number that would be involved in counter-terrorism efforts?" N=505 adults, MoE 5 (Form A)

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

7/6-8/07

71 26 4    
   

"Which comes closer to your view about U.S. policy toward the situation in Iraq? Congress should act now to develop a new policy on Iraq. OR, Congress should not develop a new policy on Iraq until September when General Petraeus reports on the progress of the U.S. troop surge in Iraq." Options rotated. N=509 adults, MoE 5 (Form B).

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Act Now Wait Until
September
Unsure    
% % %    

7/6-8/07

40 55 5    

 

CBS News. June 26-28, 2007. N=836 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 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

%

%

%

%

%

6/26-28/07

11

17

26

40

6

4/9-12/07

21 13 27 33 6

3/7-11/07

22 17 28 28 5

2/8-11/07

26 17 23 28 6

1/18-21/07

24 16 26 27 7

1/1-3/07

18 17 30 29 6

12/8-10/06

18 18 34 25 5

10/27-31/06

16 27 26 24 7

10/5-8/06 17 21 26 30 6

4/6-9/06 12 25 30 27 6

3/9-12/06 10 25 30 29 6

12/2-6/05 11 24 32 28 5

9/9-13/05 10 26 27 32 5

9/6-7/05 11 23 25 33 7

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"Do you think the United States should or should not set a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq in 2008?"

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Should Should Not Unsure

%

%

%

6/26-28/07

63

34

3

5/18-23/07

63

34

3

4/20-24/07

64

32

4

4/9-12/07

57

38

5


 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. June 22-24, 2007. N=1,029 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
% % % % %

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

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Better Worse Same Unsure  
% % % %  

6/22-24/07

17 46 35 1  

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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."

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

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

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"Do you think the United States' action in Iraq is morally justified, or not?"

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Is Is Not Unsure    
% % %    

6/22-24/07

42 54 4    

6/8-11/06

45 47 8    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Neil Newhouse (R). June 8-11, 2007. N=1,008 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1 (for all adults). 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 (Form B)

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

6/8-11/07

26 68 6    
4/20-23/07 27 66 7    
3/2-5/07 27 67 6    
1/17-20/07 28 67 5    
12/8-11/06 23 71 6    
10/28-30/06 RV 34 63 3    
10/13-16/06 RV 33 63 4    
9/8-11/06 RV 38 57 5    
7/21-24/06 34 61 5    
6/9-12/06 35 61 4    
4/21-24/06 33 62 5    
3/10-13/06 35 61 4    
1/26-29/06 39 56 5    

12/9-12/05

36 60 4    
11/4-7/05 32 64 4    
9/9-12/05 37 58 5    
7/8-11/05 39 55 6    
44 52 4    

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"Turning to the war in Iraq: Thinking of the situation in Iraq over the past three months, do you think the situation there has gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?"

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Better Worse Same Unsure  
% % % %  

6/8-11/07

10 54 33 3  
4/20-23/07 12 49 37 2  

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

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Maintain
Troop Level
Reduce
Troop Level
Depends/Some
of Both (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

6/8-11/07

31 59 6 4  

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"More specifically, do you think that we should have an immediate and orderly withdrawal of all troops from Iraq, or not?"

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Should Should Not Depends (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

6/8-11/07

37 58 2 3  

7/21-24/06

27 66 3 4  

3/10-13/06

30 66 2 2  

12/9-12/05

27 68 3 2  

 

Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll. June 7-10, 2007. N=1,183 adults nationwide. MoE 3.
RV = registered voters

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

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Approve Disapprove Unsure

%

%

%

6/7-10/07

31

67

2

4/5-9/07

33

65

2

1/13-16/07

33

65

2

12/8-11/06

35

62

3

6/24-27/06

40

56

4

6/5-8/04 RV

44

55

1

11/15-18/03

45

51

4

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"So far, do you think the U.S. is winning the war in Iraq, or do you think the anti-U.S. insurgents in Iraq are winning the war, or is neither side winning the war in Iraq?"

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U.S. Insurgents Neither Unsure

%

%

%

%

6/7-10/07

18

13

64

5

1/13-16/07

16

15

66

3

12/8-11/06

15

14

66

5

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"Do you support or oppose setting a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq?"

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Support Oppose Unsure

%

%

%

6/7-10/07

57

39

4

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"Do you support or oppose setting benchmarks or goals for political reforms in Iraq, and withdrawing U.S. troops if the Iraqi government fails to meet the goals?"

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Support Oppose Unsure

%

%

%

6/7-10/07

64

25

11


 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. June 1-3, 2007. N=1,007 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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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
% % % % %

6/1-3/07

10 20 24 41 5

3/2-4/07

11 17 20 46 6
12/8-10/06 14 21 25 36 3
6/9-11/06 19 29 21 27 4
4/7-9/06 20 19 21 36 4
2/28 - 3/1/06 24 20 18 34 5

12/16-18/05

24 25 20 27 4

12/9-11/05

25 21 19 30 5

11/11-13/05

23 23 17 33 4

9/16-18/05

21 22 20 34 3

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"How important will a candidate's past and current positions on the war in Iraq be in determining your vote for president in 2008: extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not that important?" N=905 registered voters, MoE 4

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Extremely
Important
Very
Important
Somewhat
Important
Not That
Important
Not at All
% % % % %

6/1-3/07

32 43 18 6 1

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"Thinking now specifically about how candidates' positions on the war in Iraq would affect your vote, would you be more likely or less likely to vote for a presidential candidate who [see below]?" N=905 registered voters, MoE 4

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  More
Likely
Less
Likely

No
Difference
(vol.)

Unsure

 
% % % %  

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"Supports legislation that would cut off funding for the war in Iraq"

   6/1-3/07

33 60 3 5  

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"Only supports legislation on the war that includes a timetable for removing U.S. troops from Iraq"

   6/1-3/07

56 37 3 4  

Earlier polling on Iraq


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