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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:06 AM
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Poll: Public sees Iraq progress, wants pullout
Poll: Public sees Iraq progress, wants pullout
The Associated Press
Posted : Wednesday Nov 28, 2007 5:37:30 EST

WASHINGTON The American public increasingly believes the U.S. is making military progress in Iraq, but still wants President Bush to remove troops from the country as quickly as possible, a poll showed Tuesday.

People are evenly split over how well the military effort in Iraq is going, with 48 percent saying it is going well and the same number saying it isnt, according to a survey by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. In February, shortly after Bush announced he would send additional troops to the country, only 30 percent saw improvements.

Stark partisan divisions remain, though even growing numbers of Democrats cite gains. While 16 percent of Democrats said in February that things were going well, that figure has grown to 33 percent less than half the 74 percent of Republicans who see progress.

Overall, 43 percent said the U.S. is making gains against the insurgents, up 13 percentage points from February. The percentage of people seeing progress reducing civilian casualties has more than doubled to 43 percent, while the number seeing results in preventing civil war is 32 percent, almost double the February level.

There have been smaller increases in the number of people citing progress in preventing terrorist bases, rebuilding Iraqi public works and establishing democracy.

Even so, 54 percent say they favor bringing the troops home as soon as possible, virtually the same number as in February.


Rest of article at: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2007/11/ap_iraqpoll_07112...
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:08 AM
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1. What a difference a few years makes
48% disapproval in 2004 would have been a political disaster for the pukes. Today, it's considered approval. Interesting spin.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:17 AM
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2. If we cannot leave--we are not winning.
Say this over and over and over.

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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:21 AM
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3. The public SEES progress because the want to LEAVE!
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