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

 
 

CBS News Poll. Feb. 8-11, 2007. N=1,142 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). RV = registered voters

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"When deciding what to do about Iraq, how much do you think the Bush Administration should take into account the views of most Americans: a lot, some, not much, or not at all?"

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A Lot Some Not Much Not at All Unsure
% % % % %

2/8-11/07

62 30 5 2 1

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"In deciding how to vote for president next year, how much will your vote be influenced by a candidate's position on the war? It is the single most important issue. OR, It is important, but so are other issues. OR, It won't influence my vote." N=1,015 registered voters

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Most
Important
Important Won't
Influence
% % %

2/8-11/07 RV

14 73 13

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"Would you say the situation in Iraq is getting better, getting worse, or is it staying about the same?"

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Getting
Better
Getting
Worse
Staying
the Same
Unsure
% % % %

2/8-11/07

10 46 41 3

1/18-21/07

9 45 45 1

12/8-10/06

8 52 38 2

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"Do you favor or oppose sending more than 20,000 additional U.S. troops to Iraq in order to try and gain control of Baghdad and some other areas?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %

2/8-11/07

33 63 4

1/18-21/07

29 66 5

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"In your opinion, do you think that the war between the United States and Iraq is likely to lead to a larger war between other countries in the Middle East?"

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Yes No Unsure
% % %

2/8-11/07

59 34 7

4/03

35 54 11

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"Which of these comes closest to your opinion? Congress should block all funding for the war in Iraq. OR, Congress should block funding for additional troops being sent to Iraq, but allow funding for troops currently there. OR, Congress should allow all funding for the war in Iraq."

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Block All
Funding
Block
Additional
Troops
Allow All
Funding
Unsure
% % % %

2/8-11/07

8 45 42 5

1/18-21/07

6 50 38 6

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"Do you think Congress should or should not pass a symbolic or nonbinding resolution against sending additional troops to Iraq?" N=578 adults (Form C)

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Should Should Not Unsure
% % %

2/8-11/07

44 45 11

1/18-21/07

42 42 16

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"Do you think Congress should or should not pass a nonbinding resolution against sending additional troops to Iraq?" N=564 adults (Form D)

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Should Should Not Unsure
% % %

2/8-11/07

43 45 12

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Feb. 7-11, 2007. N=1,509 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). RV = registered voters

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

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Has a
Clear Plan
Doesn't Have
Clear Plan
Unsure
% % %
2/7-11/07 21 72 7
1/10-15/07 22 70 8
11/9-12/06 19 74 7
3/8-12/06 23 70 7
12/7-11/05 28 66 6
9/8-11/05 30 63 7
7/13-17/05 27 64 9
2/16-21/05 32 61 7
10/1-3/04 35 55 10
9/8-13/04 36 55 9
8/5-10/04 36 58 6
7/8-18/04 34 59 7
6/3-13/04 37 55 8
4/21-25/04 36 54 10
4/1-4/04 32 57 11
12/03 44 45 11
10/03 35 54 11
9/03 32 58 10

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"Do you think Democratic leaders in Congress have a clear plan for how to deal with the situation in Iraq, or don't you think so?"

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Have a
Clear Plan
Don't Have
Clear Plan
Unsure
% % %
2/7-11/07 20 68 12
1/10-15/07 20 68 12
11/9-12/06 22 65 13

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"Which concerns you more -- that the U.S. will leave Iraq before a stable democracy is in place, OR, that the U.S. will wait too long to withdraw its troops from Iraq?" Options rotated

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Leave
Too Soon
Wait
Too Long
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
2/7-11/07 35 55 2 8
11/9-12/06 33 55 3 9
3/8-12/06 30 61 3 6
10/6-10/05 32 55 4 9
7/13-17/05 34 50 9 7
4/1-4/04 36 52 2 10
1/6-11/04 41 48 5 6

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"How much, if anything, have you read or heard about George W. Bush's new plan that will send an additional 21,000 U.S. troops to Iraq . . . ?"

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A Lot A Little Nothing at All Unsure
% % % %

2/7-11/07

42 47 10 1

1/11-15/07

43 43 13 1

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"Do you favor or oppose Bush's plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %

2/7-11/07

31 63 6

1/11-15/07

31 61 8

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Asked of those who oppose Bush's plan to send more troops:
"Do you think Congress should try to block Bush's plan by withholding funding for the additional forces, or not?" N=912

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Should Should Not Unsure
% % %

2/7-11/07

72 20 8
1/11-15/07 69 22 9

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Jan. 30-31, 2007. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you support or oppose sending additional U.S. troops to Iraq to help stabilize the country?"

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Support Oppose Unsure

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% % %

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1/30-31/07

35 57 8

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1/16-17/07

36 59 6

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"Do you think President Bush's new plan for Iraq should be given a chance to work, or is it clear that it's not going to succeed?"

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Given a
Chance
Clear Won't
Succeed
Unsure

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% % %

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1/30-31/07

41 49 10

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"Do you believe that what happens in Iraq matters to your security here in the United States?"

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Yes No Unsure

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% % %

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1/30-31/07

77 19 4

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"Do you think the U.S. military's response to the continuing violence against coalition forces in Iraq has been too aggressive, not aggressive enough, or about right?"

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Too
Aggressive
Not
Aggressive
Enough
About Right Unsure

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% % % %

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1/30-31/07

10 44 32 13

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4/21-22/04 8 42 41 9

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11/18-19/03 11 44 35 10

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"Thinking about the situation in Iraq, 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
Pull Out
After Iraqis
Are Capable
Send More
Troops
Unsure
% % % % %

1/30-31/07

12 40 34 9 5

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"If Congress passes a non-binding resolution expressing opposition to President Bush's new plan for Iraq, do you think it is more likely to make a positive difference on U.S. policy toward Iraq or is it more likely to encourage the enemy and hurt troop morale?"

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Positive
Difference
Encourage
Enemy
Mix (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %

1/30-31/07

24 47 8 5 16

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Jan. 24-25, 2007. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Since the Iraq war began, do you think Congress has been assertive enough in challenging the Bush Administration's conduct of the war, or has not been assertive enough?"

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Assertive
Enough
Not
Assertive
Enough
Unsure
% % %

1/24-25/07

27 64 9

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Jan. 19-21, 2007. N=1,008 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"Suppose Congress considers a resolution which would express opposition to sending more troops to Iraq but would not take specific steps to prevent that from happening. What would you want your members of Congress to do? Should they vote to express support for sending more troops to Iraq or vote to express opposition to sending more troops to Iraq?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

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Support Opposition Unsure    
% % %    

1/19-21/07

32 64 4    

1/11/07

34 62 4    

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"Thinking specifically about the additional troops President Bush plans to send to Iraq, what would you want your members of Congress to do? Should they vote to allow the government to spend money in order to send more troops to Iraq, or vote to block the government from spending money to send more troops to Iraq?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

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Allow Block Unsure    
% % %    

1/19-21/07

36 61 2    

1/11/07

38 60 3    

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Jan. 17-18, 2007. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

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"Who do you trust more to make decisions about U.S. policy in Iraq: President Bush or Democratic leaders in Congress?" Options rotated

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President
Bush
Democratic
Leaders
Both
Equally (vol.)
Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %
ALL adults 32 55 2 6 5
  Republicans 74 14 3 5 4
  Democrats 7 87 1 2 3
  Independents 30 51 3 11 5

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

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Has Has Not Unsure
% % %

1/17-18/07

31 64 5

10/5-6/06

29 66 5

8/10-11/06

32 63 5
8/2-4/05 28 64 8

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"At this point, do you think the level of U.S. troops in Iraq should be increased, decreased, or kept about the same?"

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Increased Decreased Same Unsure
% % % %

1/17-18/07

23 50 18 9

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"Which of the following do you think is more important for the United States right now? Withdrawing U.S. troops as soon as possible to minimize the number of Americans casualties. OR, Maintaining U.S. troop levels in Iraq for at least another year or two to give the Iraqis more time to settle their differences and reach a political settlement." Options rotated

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Withdraw
ASAP
Maintain
Troop Levels
Unsure
% % %

1/17-18/07

46 45 9

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"In general, do you favor or oppose President Bush's plan to increase the level of U.S. troops in Iraq by about 20,000?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %
ALL adults 26 68 6
  Republicans 60 31 9
  Democrats 7 92 1
  Independents 23 70 7

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"Do you think Democrats in Congress should take action to try to block the additional funding needed to pay for the additional troops Bush wants, or should not try to block funding?"

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Should Should Not Unsure
% % %
ALL adults 46 46 8
  Republicans 12 77 11
  Democrats 67 25 8
  Independents 47 47 6

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"As I read you some possible ways to resolve the situation in Iraq and bring U.S. troops home, please tell me which of these, if any, you would find acceptable. [See below.] Would this be acceptable, or not?"

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Acceptable Not
Acceptable
Unsure
% % %

"What if reducing the violence and restoring order can be achieved by breaking the country into independent Sunni, Shia, and Kurdish states?"

  1/17-18/07

48 36 16

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"What if reducing the violence and restoring order can be achieved by giving up the goal of democracy and turning power over to another military strongman like Saddam?"

  1/17-18/07

11 83 6

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"What if reducing the violence and restoring order can be achieved by establishing an Islamic government in Iraq?"

  1/17-18/07

45 40 15

 

Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll. Jan. 13-16, 2007. N=1,344 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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

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Worth It Not
Worth It
Unsure
% % %

1/13-16/07

34 62 4
12/8-11/06 40 56 4

6/24-27/06

41 54 5

6/5-8/04 RV

43 53 4
11/15-18/03 48 43 9

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"Do you support or oppose the idea of withdrawing most U.S. troops from Iraq by early 2008, while keeping military training forces there to assist and train Iraqi troops?"

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

1/13-16/07

60 31 9

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"Do you approve or disapprove of George W. Bush's plan to send almost an additional twenty-two thousand U.S. troops into Iraq?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %

1/13-16/07

36 60 4

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"Do you agree or disagree with those who say that adding almost twenty-two thousand additional U.S. troops to those in Iraq right now will allow U.S. and Iraqi forces to defeat the insurgency and win the war in Iraq?"

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Agree Disagree Unsure
% % %

1/13-16/07

34 60 6

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"Would you be more or less likely to vote for a presidential candidate in 2008 who supports a timetable for the withdrawal of all American troops in Iraq, or would it have no effect on your decision?"

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More Less No Effect Unsure
% % % %

1/13-16/07

38 12 46 4

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"Do you think Iraq is currently engaged in a civil war, or do you not think Iraq is currently engaged in a civil war?"

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A Civil War Not a
Civil War
Unsure
% % %

1/13-16/07

69 22 9

12/8-11/06

65 26 9

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"Generally speaking, do you think the U.S. has a moral obligation to help pay for the reconstruction of Iraq, or not?"

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Does Does Not Unsure
% % %

1/13-16/07

39 55 6

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"If Congress does fully fund George W. Bush's request for additional money for the Iraqi war, where do you think the additional money should come from? Should it come from repealing the Bush Administration tax cuts, or cutting domestic spending programs, or increasing the budget deficit?"

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Repealing
Tax Cuts
Cutting
Domestic
Spending
Increasing
Deficit
Unsure
% % % %

1/13-16/07

38 18 19 25

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"Do you agree or disagree with those who say that if U.S. forces withdraw from Iraq before the country is secure, Iraq will become a safe haven for Al Qaeda and other terrorists?"

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Agree Disagree Unsure
% % %

1/13-16/07

65 25 10

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"Regardless of whether or not you believe that Iraq would become a safe haven for Al Qaeda and other terrorists, if the U.S. were to withdraw from Iraq before the country was secure, do you think the likelihood of terrorist attacks on the U.S. would increase, decrease or stay the same?"

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Increase Decrease Stay the Same Unsure
% % % %

1/13-16/07

38 4 53 5

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"Do you agree or disagree with those who say that George W. Bush deliberately misled Congress and the American people about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction and its ties with Al Qaeda in order to build support for going to war with Iraq?"

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Agree Disagree Unsure
% % %

1/13-16/07

50 44 6

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"Do you agree or disagree with those who want Congress to hold hearings to investigate whether George W. Bush deliberately misled Congress and the American people in order to build support for the Iraq war?"

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Agree Disagree Unsure
% % %

1/13-16/07

44 50 6

Earlier polling on Iraq


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