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

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Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. March 21-25, 2007. N=1,503 adults nationwide. MoE 3. RV = registered voters

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"How would you rate the job Congress has done so far in dealing with Iraq: excellent, good, only fair, or poor?"

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Excellent Good Only Fair Poor Unsure
% % % % %
3/21-25/07 3 19 38 35 5

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"How much influence, if any, do you think Congress should have over the direction of U.S. policy in Iraq: a lot, some, not much, or none at all?"

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A Lot Some Not Much None at All Unsure
% % % % %
3/21-25/07 38 40 9 9 4

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"Do you think Democratic leaders in Congress are going too far or not far enough in challenging George W. Bush's policies in Iraq, or are they handling this about right?"

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Going Too Far Not Far
Enough
About Right Unsure
% % % %
3/21-25/07 23 40 30 7

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"And thinking about a specific proposal: The Congress is now debating future funding for the war in Iraq. Would you like to see your congressional representative vote FOR or AGAINST a bill that calls for a withdrawal of troops from Iraq to be completed by August of 2008?" Asked 3/22-25/07 only. N=1,245. MoE 3.5.

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Vote For Vote Against Unsure
% % %
3/22-25/07 59 33 8

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"Some people are comparing Iraq to the war in Vietnam. Do you think Iraq will turn out to be another Vietnam, or do you think the U.S. will accomplish its goals in Iraq?"
9/05 and earlier: ". . . to the war in Vietnam 30 years ago . . . ."

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Another
Vietnam
U.S. Will
Accomplish
Goals
Too Early
To Tell (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
3/21-25/07 46 37 3 14
12/6-10/06 50 33 5 12
4/7-16/06 41 43 5 11
9/8-11/05 39 48 5 8
6/8-12/05 35 47 7 11
9/8-13/04 29 54 4 13
6/3-13/04 29 55 4 12
4/21-25/04 25 54 6 15

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. March 14-15, 2007. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"All in all, do you think the United States is making progress or losing ground in its efforts to establish security and democracy in Iraq?"

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Making
Progress
Losing
Ground
Unsure
% % %

3/14-15/07

29 61 10

1/17-18/07

24 67 9

12/6-7/06

21 68 11

11/9-10/06

30 63 7

10/26-27/06

29 60 11

10/19-20/06

25 65 10

10/5-6/06

29 64 7

8/10-11/06

31 58 11
9/8-9/05 40 49 11
8/2-4/05 40 50 10

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"In general, do you favor or oppose President Bush's decision earlier this year to increase the level of U.S. troops in Iraq?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %

3/14-15/07

32 64 4

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"Do you favor or oppose congressional legislation that would require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by the fall of 2008?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %

3/14-15/07

59 34 7

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"Since news reports last month about neglect and poor health care for military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, do you think the Bush Administration has done a good job or a bad job of dealing with this situation?"

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Good Job Bad Job Unsure
% % %

3/14-15/07

27 55 18

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"As you may know, several military officials have been fired or forced to resign as a result of the Walter Reed health care scandal. From what you've seen or heard, do you think enough has been done to hold those responsible accountable, OR do you think MORE people should lose their jobs over this?"

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Enough Has
Been Done
More Should
Lose Jobs
Unsure
% % %

3/14-15/07

28 44 28

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"From what you've seen or heard, do you think the poor conditions discovered at the Walter Reed facility are an isolated incident, or are an indication of problems affecting the military health care system as a whole?"

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Isolated
Incident
System as
a Whole
Unsure
% % %

3/14-15/07

14 72 14

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. March 9-11, 2007. N=1,027 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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

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Worth It Not Worth It Unsure    
% % %    

3/9-11/07

35 61 4    

11/3-5/06

37 60 3    

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"Regardless of how you feel about the war in general, do you favor or oppose President Bush's plan to send about 20,000 more U.S. troops to Iraq in an attempt to stabilize the situation there?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

3/9-11/07

37 59 4    

1/19-21/07

35 63 2    

1/11/07

32 66 3    

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"Do you think the United States can win or cannot win the war in Iraq?"

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Can Win Cannot Win Unsure    
% % %    

3/9-11/07

46 46 8    

11/17-19/06

54 43 3    

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"And do you think the United States will win or will not win the war in Iraq?" "Will not win" responses below includes those who said the U.S. cannot win, above.

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Will Win Will Not Win Unsure    
% % %    

3/9-11/07

37 54 10    

11/17-19/06

40 56 5    

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"Which of the following comes closest to your view? The U.S. should immediately begin to withdraw all its troops from Iraq. The U.S. should withdraw all its troops from Iraq within a year. The U.S. should keep its troops in Iraq as long as is needed to turn control over to the Iraqi government."

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Withdraw
Now
Withdraw
Within Year
Stay as Long
As Needed
Unsure  
% % % %  

3/9-11/07

21 37 39 4  

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"Do you think Congress should allow the government to spend money to send additional troops to Iraq, or do you think Congress should vote to block the government from spending money to send additional troops to Iraq?"

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Allow Block Unsure    
% % %    

3/9-11/07

43 52 6    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Neil Newhouse (R). March 2-5, 2007. N=1,007 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"Do you favor or oppose the decision to send an additional twenty-one thousand five hundred troops to Iraq?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %

3/2-5/07

31 63 6

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"Would you favor or oppose Congress restricting funding for the Iraq war as a way to limit President Bush's ability to send additional troops to Iraq?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %

3/2-5/07

45 48 7

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"What concerns you more -- that Congress will go too far in pressing the President to reduce troop levels in Iraq, or that Congress will not go far enough in pressing the President to reduce troop levels in Iraq?"

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Too Far Not Far
Enough
Unsure
% % %

3/2-5/07

41 51 8

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. March 2-4, 2007. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Here are four different plans the U.S. could follow in dealing with the war in Iraq. Which ONE do you prefer? Withdraw all troops from Iraq immediately. Withdraw all troops by March 2008, that is, in 12 months' time. Withdraw troops, but take as many years to do this as are needed to turn control over to the Iraqis. OR, Send more troops to Iraq." Options rotated. Month and year adjusted in question wording, as appropriate.

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Withdraw
Immediately
Withdraw in
12 Months'
Take as Long
As Needed
Send More
Troops
Unsure
% % % % %

3/2-4/07

20 38 26 13 3

1/12-14/07

17 39 29 13 2

1/5-7/07

15 39 31 12 2

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"Would you favor or oppose Congress taking each of the following actions in regards to the war in Iraq? How about [see below]?"

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Favor Oppose

Unsure

   
% % %    

"Requiring U.S. troops to come home from Iraq if Iraq's leaders fail to meet promises to reduce violence there"

   3/2-4/07

77 20 3    

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"Requiring U.S. troops returning from Iraq to stay in the U.S. for at least a year before being re-deployed to Iraq"

   3/2-4/07

76 21 3    

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"Setting a time-table for withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of next year"

   3/2-4/07

60 39 1    

   2/9-11/07

63 35 2    

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"Putting a cap or limit on the number of U.S. troops serving in Iraq at any one time"

   3/2-4/07

54 42 5    

   2/9-11/07

57 40 2    

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"Voting to revoke the authority it granted President Bush in 2002 to use U.S. military force in Iraq"

   3/2-4/07

44 52 4    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Feb. 23-27, 2007. N=1,281 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). RV = registered voters

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"Can the U.S. military be effective now in lessening the fighting between groups of Iraqis, or is that something the U.S. military cannot do much about?"

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Can Be
Effective
Cannot Do
Much About
Unsure
% % %

2/23-27/07

20 70 10

2/8-11/07

25 67 8

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 22-25, 2007. N=1,082 adults nationwide. MoE 3. Fieldwork by TNS. RV = registered voters.

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"Do you support or oppose Bush's proposal to send approximately 22,000 additional U.S. military forces to Iraq?"

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

2/22-25/07

32 67 1

1/16-19/07

34 65 1

1/10/07

36 61 2

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"Would you support or oppose Congress trying to block Bush's plan by creating new rules on troop training and rest time that would limit the number of troops available for duty in Iraq?"

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

2/22-25/07

58 39 4

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"Would you support or oppose Congress trying to block Bush's plan by restricting funding for the war?"

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

2/22-25/07

46 51 3

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"Who do you blame more for failing to control the violence in Iraq: the United States, or the Iraqi government?" Options rotated

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U.S. Iraqi
Government
Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %

2/22-25/07

18 70 8 3 2

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"Would you support or oppose reducing U.S. military and financial support for the Iraqi government if the Iraqis fail to make progress toward national unity and restoring civil order?"

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

2/22-25/07

66 30 4

12/7-11/06

74 22 4

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"Some people say the Bush Administration should set a deadline for withdrawing U.S. military forces from Iraq in order to avoid further casualties. Others say knowing when the U.S. would pull out would only encourage the anti-government insurgents. Do you yourself think the United States should or should not set a deadline for withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq?"

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Should Should Not Unsure
% % %
2/22-25/07 53 46 1
6/22-25/06 47 51 1

12/15-18/05

39 60 1

8/25-28/05

39 59 2

 

Associated Press-Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Feb. 12-15, 2007. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"Would you favor or oppose sending more troops to Iraq?"

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Favor

Oppose

Unsure    
% % %    
2/12-15/07 35 63 2    
1/8-10/07 26 70 4    

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"Has there been an acceptable or unacceptable number of U.S. military casualties in Iraq?"

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Acceptable

Un-
acceptable

Unsure    
% % %    
2/12-15/07 19 77 4    

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"Has there been an acceptable or unacceptable number of Iraqi civilian casualties in Iraq?"

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Acceptable

Un-
acceptable

Unsure    
% % %    
2/12-15/07 17 77 6    

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"Would you favor or oppose Congress cutting all funding for the Iraq war?"

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Favor

Oppose

Unsure    
% % %    
2/12-15/07 29 68 3    

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"Would you favor or oppose Congress cutting funding for the additional troops President Bush wants to send to Iraq?"

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Favor

Oppose

Unsure    
% % %    
2/12-15/07 38 60 2    

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"Do you think sending more troops to Iraq would help stabilize the situation there, or not?"

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Would Help

Would Not

Unsure    
% % %    
2/12-15/07 32 64 4    
1/16-18/07 35 63 2    
1/8-10/07 25 70 5    

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"Do you think most Iraqi civilians are sympathetic to the insurgency or opposed to the
insurgency?"

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Sympathetic

Opposed

Unsure    
% % %    
2/12-15/07 22 66 12    

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"Do you think it is easy or difficult for U.S. forces to tell the difference between innocent Iraqi civilians and those involved in the insurgency in Iraq?"

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Easy

Difficult

Unsure    
% % %    
2/12-15/07 4 93 3    

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"Do you think it is right or wrong for opponents to criticize the war in Iraq?"

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Right

Wrong

Unsure    
% % %    
2/12-15/07 63 34 3    

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"Just your best guess: How many U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq since the war began there in March 2003?"

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MEDIAN
RESPONSE

       

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2/12-15/07 2,974        

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"Just your best guess: How many Iraqi civilians have died in Iraq since the war began there in March 2003?"

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MEDIAN
RESPONSE

       

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2/12-15/07 9,890        

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"Do you personally know someone who was killed or wounded serving in the military in Iraq since the war began there in March 2003, or not?" If "Yes": "Is that person you, a family member, a friend, or just someone you knew?"

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YES: Family

YES: Friend

YES: Other No  
% % % %  
2/12-15/07 3 7 7 83  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 9-11, 2007. N=1,006 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"As you may know, the Bush Administration has begun to significantly increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to help stabilize the situation there. Do you favor or oppose this?"

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Favor Oppose

Unsure

   
% % %    

2/9-11/07

38 60 2    

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"Would you favor or oppose Congress passing a nonbinding resolution to express its disapproval of President Bush's plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq?"

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Favor Oppose

Unsure

   
% % %    

2/9-11/07

51 46 4    

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"How much will your representative's position on the war in Iraq affect your vote in the next congressional elections? Will it be a major factor, a minor factor, or not a factor in your vote?"

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Major Factor Minor Factor Not a Factor

Unsure

 
% % % %  

2/9-11/07

42 28 29 2  

Earlier polling on Iraq


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