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

 

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 29-June 1, 2007. N=1,205 adults nationwide. MoE 3.  RV = registered voters

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"Do you think the war with Iraq has or has not contributed to the long-term security of the United States?"

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Has Has Not Unsure
% % %

5/29 - 6/1/07

44 53 3

12/7-11/06

46 51 3

10/5-8/06

48 50 3

9/5-7/06

50 47 3
6/22-25/06 51 48 1

5/11-15/06

48 51 2
4/6-9/06 52 46 1
3/2-5/06 50 48 2

1/23-26/06

53 45 1

12/15-18/05

54 44 2

10/30 - 11/2/05

46 52 2

8/25-28/05

49 49 2

6/23-26/05

52 46 1

6/2-5/05

47 52 1

3/10-13/05

52 46 2

1/12-16/05

50 47 3

12/16-19/04

51 46 4

9/23-26/04 RV

54 42 4

9/6-8/04 RV

57 40 3

8/26-29/04 RV

54 42 4

7/22-25/04

51 45 3
6/17-20/04 51 46 2
5/20-23/04 54 43 3
4/15-18/04 57 40 3
3/4-7/04 57 40 3
2/10-11/04 58 38 4
1/15-18/04 59 38 3
12/18-21/03 62 34 4

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"Do you think the United States is or is not making significant progress toward restoring civil order in Iraq?"

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Is Is Not Unsure
% % %

5/29 - 6/1/07

32 64 4

12/7-11/06

31 66 3
6/22-25/06 48 49 2
3/2-5/06 43 56 2

12/15-18/05

60 37 2

10/30 - 11/2/05

44 55 2

8/25-28/05

48 50 2

6/23-26/05

48 51 1

12/16-19/04

44 49 7

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. May 18-23, 2007. N=1,125 adults nationwide.

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"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to make the right decisions about the war in Iraq?"

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Republican Democratic Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

5/18-23/07

33

51

2

4

10

3/06

32

45

1

9

13

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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

%

%

%

5/18-23/07

35

61

4

4/9-12/07

44

51

5

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"As you may know, the U.S. is sending 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

%

%

%

%

5/18-23/07

20

26

50

4

4/9-12/07

25

26

43

6

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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. Congress should allow funding, but only on the condition that the U.S. sets benchmarks for progress and the Iraqi government are meeting those goals. OR, Congress should allow all funding for the war without any benchmark conditions."

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Block All Fund With
Benchmarks
Allow All Unsure

%

%

%

%

5/18-23/07

13

69

15

3


 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. May 15-16, 2007. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"If you were a member of Congress, which one of the following proposals on Iraq would you vote for? Setting a specific deadline for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. Setting benchmarks for Iraq to meet to receive continued help from the U.S., but without a deadline for withdrawal. Giving the troop surge time to work before setting any benchmarks or deadlines."

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Specific
Deadline

Benchmarks

Give Surge
Time to Work

Unsure

%

%

%

%

5/15-16/07

39 32 24 6

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"If you had to choose, which is more important to you personally: for the United States to succeed and establish a stable Iraq or for U.S. troops to get out of Iraq?"

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Succeed

Get Out

Both (vol.)

Unsure

%

%

%

%

5/15-16/07

34 46 16 3

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"Who do you believe more about the true status of the war in Iraq: President George W. Bush or Army General David Petraeus?" Options rotated

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Bush

Petraeus

Both (vol.)

Neither (vol.)

Unsure

%

%

%

%

%

5/15-16/07

14 51 6 15 14

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"Which one of the following best describes how you feel about the situation in Iraq? Do you believe the United States can still be successful in Iraq, is losing but has not lost, or has lost the war in Iraq?"

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Can Still Be
Successful

Losing But
Hasn't Lost

Has Lost

Unsure

%

%

%

%

5/15-16/07

33 31 26 10

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"If the United States fails in its efforts to establish a stable Iraq, who do you think will be most to blame: President George W. Bush, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Democrats in Congress, Republicans in Congress, or reporters and the media?" Options rotated

.

 

%

 

 

President Bush

37

 

 

Reporters and the media

8

 

 

Democrats in Congress

7

 

 

Donald Rumsfeld

5

 

 

Republicans in Congress

1

 

 

The Iraqis (vol.)

5

 

 

Combination (vol.)

28

 

 

Unsure

9

 

 

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. May 4-6, 2007. N=1,028 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"As you may know, President Bush vetoed a bill passed by Congress that would have provided additional funds for the war in Iraq and would have set a specific date for the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from that country. Do you approve or disapprove of Bush's decision to veto that bill?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

44 54 2    

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"One proposal would provide additional funds for U.S. troops in Iraq and would require the U.S. to start withdrawing all its troops from Iraq by a specific date. Would you favor or oppose this bill?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

57 41 2    

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"Some proposals would provide additional funds for troops in Iraq and set benchmarks that the Iraqi government must meet to show that progress is being made in Iraq, but would not set a date for troop withdrawal. Would you favor or oppose this bill?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

61 36 3    

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"One proposal would not provide additional funds for U.S. troops in Iraq and would require the U.S. to withdraw all its troops by March 2008. Would you favor or oppose that bill?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

39 60 2    

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"If you had to choose just one of the three proposals I just read, which ONE would you MOST like to see become law? A bill that would provide additional funds for Iraq that would set a specific date to start withdrawing troops. A bill that would provide additional funds for Iraq that would set benchmarks for the Iraqi government but not set a specific timetable for troop withdrawal. A bill that would not provide additional funds for Iraq and would require all troops to be withdrawn by March."

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Funds,
Specific Date
Funds,
Benchmarks
No Funds,
March
Withdrawal
Unsure  
% % % %  

5/4-6/07

33 40 24 3  

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"As you may know, Congress passed a bill in 2002 that gave President Bush the authority to conduct military actions in Iraq. Would you favor or oppose a bill that would revoke that bill and would require Bush to seek new authorization from Congress to continue the war in Iraq?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

50 47 2    

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"Do you consider the war in Iraq to be part of the war on terrorism which began on September 11, 2001, or do you consider it to be an entirely separate military action?"

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Part Of Entirely
Separate
Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

43 54 3    

1/19-21/07

40 57 4    

8/30 - 9/2/06

45 53 1    

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"Who do you think should be primarily responsible for setting U.S. policy in Iraq: Congress or the President?"

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Congress President Both
Equally (vol.)
Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %

5/4-6/07

47 36 14 2 1

3/9-11/07

47 33 14 2 3

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"Do you think President Bush strongly supports, only moderately supports, or does not support the U.S. troops currently stationed in Iraq?"

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Strongly
Supports
Moderately
Supports
Does Not
Support
Unsure  
% % % %  

5/4-6/07

57 26 15 2  

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"Do you think the Democrats in Congress strongly support, only moderately support, or do not support the U.S. troops currently stationed in Iraq?"

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Strongly
Support
Moderately
Support
Do Not
Support
Unsure  
% % % %  

5/4-6/07

31 42 25 3  

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"Who do you think is MORE responsible for the fact that the U.S. troops currently in Iraq have not yet received additional funds: President Bush, because he vetoed the Iraq funding bill passed by Congress, OR, the Democrats in Congress, because they passed an Iraq funding bill that they knew Bush would veto?"

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

5/4-6/07

34 44 14 4 4

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"Do you think that the U.S. war in Iraq is lost, or don't you think so?"

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Lost Don't
Think So
Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

41 55 4    

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. May 4-6, 2007. N=1,010 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 in Iraq?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

30 67 3    

3/23-25/07

28 69 3    

2/1-4/07

26 72 1    

1/12-14/07

28 70 2    

1/5-7/07

26 72 2    

10/6-8/06

30 66 4    

8/18-20/06

36 61 2    

7/21-23/06

35 62 3    
6/9-11/06 36 60 4    
4/28-30/06 32 66 2    
4/7-9/06 32 65 2    
2/28 - 3/1/06 35 64 2    

2/6-9/06

38 59 3    
1/20-22/06 39 58 3    

12/16-18/05

37 61 2    

12/9-11/05

39 59 2    

11/11-13/05

35 63 2    

9/16-18/05

32 67 1    

9/8-11/05

40 58 2    

8/28-30/05

40 59 1    

6/24-26/05

40 58 2    

5/20-22/05

40 56 4    
4/29 - 5/1/05 42 55 3    

4/1-2/05

43 54 3    

2/25-27/05

45 53 2    

2/4-6/05

50 48 2    

1/7-9/05

42 56 2    

11/7-10/04

47 51 2    

10/14-16/04

46 52 2    

9/24-26/04

48 49 3    

8/9-11/04

45 52 3    

6/21-23/04

42 56 2    

6/3-6/04

41 57 2    

5/7-9/04

41 58 1    

5/2-4/04

42 55 3    

4/16-18/04

48 49 3    
3/26-28/04 51 47 2    
1/29 - 2/1/04 46 53 1    
1/2-5/04 61 36 3    
12/5-7/03 50 47 3    
11/3-5/03 45 54 1    
10/6-8/03 47 50 3    
9/8-10/03 51 47 2    
8/25-26/03 57 41 2    
7/25-27/03 60 38 2    
7/18-20/03 57 39 4    
7/7-9/03 58 39 3    
6/12-15/03 63 34 3    
4/14-16/03 76 21 3    
3/29-30/03 71 27 2    
3/24-25/03 71 26 3    
3/14-15/03 56 41 3    
1/31 - 2/2/03 54 42 4    
1/3-5/03 55 40 5    
12/02 55 39 6    
10/02 52 40 8    

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way [see below] are handling the situation in Iraq?"

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Approve Disapprove

Unsure

   
% % %    

"The Democrats in Congress"

   5/4-6/07

34 59 6    

   2/9-11/07

30 63 7    

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"The Republicans in Congress"

   5/4-6/07

27 67 6    

   2/9-11/07

27 70 4    

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"If you had to choose, which do you think is better for the U.S. -- to keep a significant number of troops in Iraq until the situation there gets better, even if that takes many years, or to set a timetable for removing troops from Iraq and to stick to that timetable regardless of what is going on in Iraq at the time?" Options rotated

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Wait Until
Situation
Gets Better
Stick to a
Timetable
Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

36 59 5    

4/13-15/07

38 57 4    

6/29-30/05

48 49 3    

6/24-26/05

44 51 5    

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"How closely have you been following the debate between Congress and the President about a bill to fund the Iraq War: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

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Very Closely Somewhat
Closely
Not Too
Closely
Not at All  
% % % %  

5/4-6/07

25 42 23 11  

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"Do you think this bill should or should not include certain requirements or benchmarks for the Iraqi government to meet in order to continue receiving economic assistance from the United States?" N=499, MoE 5 (Form A)

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Should Should Not Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

74 21 4    

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"Do you think this bill should or should not include certain requirements or benchmarks for the Iraqi government meet in order to continue receiving military assistance from the United States?" N=511, MoE 5 (Form B)

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Should Should Not Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

75 19 6    

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"Do you think George W. Bush should compromise with the Democratic leaders in Congress on Iraq more than he has, or should he hold firm in his position?"

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Compromise Hold Firm Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

68 27 5    

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"Do you think the Democratic leaders in Congress should compromise with George W. Bush on Iraq more than they have, or should they hold firm in their position?"

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Compromise Hold Firm Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

52 43 5    

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"Do you think the United States would be more likely to be attacked by terrorists if the U.S. keeps its troops in Iraq, if the U.S. withdraws its troops from Iraq, or would it not make any difference?" Options rotated

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Keeps
Troops
Withdraws
Troops
No
Difference
Unsure  
% % % %  

5/4-6/07

17 22 58 3  

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. April 25-May 1, 2007. N=1,166 registered voters nationwide. MoE 2.9 (for all registered voters).

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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
% % %

4/25 - 5/1/07

31

64

5

2/13-19/07

30

64

6

11/13-19/06

30

66

4

5/23-30/06

35

61

4

2/21-28/06

36

60

4

11/28 - 12/4/05

36

60

3

12/7-12/04

41

55

4

5/18-24/04

41

54

5

4/26 - 5/3/04

42

51

6

12/03

46

48

6

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"Do you think going to war with Iraq was the right thing for the United States to do or the wrong thing?"

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Right Wrong Unsure
% % %

4/25 - 5/1/07

39

55

6

2/13-19/07

37

56

7

11/13-19/06

40

56

4

5/23-30/06

39

56

5

2/21-28/06

40

56

4

11/28 - 12/4/05

41

54

5

3/2-7/05

42

51

6

1/25-31/05

44

50

6

12/7-12/04

42

52

6

5/18-24/04

50

44

6

4/26 - 5/3/04

48

45

7

3/16-22/04

54

39

7

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"Do you support or oppose Congress setting a time-table for withdrawing all United States troops from Iraq?

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

ALL reg. voters

51

45

4

   Republicans

24

72

4

   Democrats

74

21

5

   Independents

54

42

4

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"Do you believe that the war in Iraq is lost or don't you think so?"

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Is Lost Don't Think So Unsure
% % %

4/25 - 5/1/07

41

49

11


 

Gallup Poll. April 23-26, 2007. N=1,007 adults nationwide, randomly drawn from Gallup's household panel, which was originally recruited through random selection methods. MoE 4.

           

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"Now, thinking about the different sources Americans can turn to for insights on what the situation in Iraq is like. How reliable a source of accurate information about current conditions in Iraq do you consider each of the following people to be: very reliable, somewhat reliable, not too reliable, or not reliable at all? How about [see below]?"

           

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    Very/
Somewhat
Reliable
Not Too/
Not at All
Reliable
     
    % %      
           

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Commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, General David Petraeus

   
 

  4/23-26/07

80 13      
         

.

.

 

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace

   
 

  4/23-26/07

67 17      
         

.

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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

   
 

  4/23-26/07

67 25      
         

.

.

 

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

   
 

  4/23-26/07

66 33      
         

.

.

 

Senator John McCain

   
 

  4/23-26/07

65 31      
         

.

.

 

Former president Bill Clinton

   
 

  4/23-26/07

61 38      
         

.

.

 

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

   
 

  4/23-26/07

58 41      
         

.

.

 

John Edwards

   
 

  4/23-26/07

57 35      
         

.

.

 

Senator Barack Obama

   
 

  4/23-26/07

57 36      
         

.

.

 

Former president George H. W. Bush

   
 

  4/23-26/07

57 41      
         

.

.

 

Former president Jimmy Carter

   
 

  4/23-26/07

56 39      
         

.

.

 

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

   
 

  4/23-26/07

53 42      
         

.

.

 

Rudy Giuliani

   
 

  4/23-26/07

52 42      
         

.

.

 

President George W. Bush

   
 

  4/23-26/07

50 49      
         

.

.

 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

   
 

  4/23-26/07

48 35      
         

.

.

 

Vice President Dick Cheney

   
 

  4/23-26/07

46 53      
           

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"Still thinking about Iraq -- If you had to choose, which would you favor: the U.S. setting a timetable for removing its troops from Iraq and sticking to that timetable regardless of what is happening in Iraq, or the U.S. keeping troops in Iraq as long as necessary to secure the country, even if that takes many more years?" Options rotated

           

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    Setting a
Timetable for
Removing
Troops
Keeping
Troops
As Long as
Necessary
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/23-26/07

57 39 3    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 20-24, 2007. N=1,052 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults). RV = registered voters

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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

24 71 5

  Republicans

58 34 8

  Democrats

5 93 2

  Independents

19 74 7

.

4/9-12/07

30 66 4

3/7-11/07

28 66 6

2/23-27/07

23 71 6

2/8-11/07

27 68 5

1/18-21/07

24 72 4

1/1-3/07

23 72 5

12/8-10/06

21 75 4

11/12-13/06

29 67 4

10/27-31/06

29 64 7
10/5-8/06 30 66 4

9/15-19/06

36 59 5

8/17-21/06

30 65 5

8/11-13/06

30 66 4

7/21-25/06

32 62 6
6/10-11/06 33 61 6
5/16-17/06 31 64 5

5/4-8/06

29 67 4

4/28-30/06

30 64 6
4/6-9/06 33 61 6
3/9-12/06 31 63 6
2/22-26/06 30 65 5
1/20-25/06 37 59 4
1/5-8/06 37 58 5
12/2-6/05 36 59 5
10/30 - 11/1/05 32 62 6
10/3-5/05 32 64 4
9/9-13/05 36 59 5
9/6-7/05 35 60 5
8/29-31/05 38 57 5
7/29 - 8/2/05 41 55 4
6/10-15/05 37 59 4
5/20-24/05 38 57 5
4/13-16/05 39 56 6
3/21-22/05 39 53 8
2/24-28/05 45 50 5
1/14-18/05 40 55 5
11/18-21/04 40 55 5
10/28-30/04 45 50 5
10/14-17/04 42 54 4
7/11-15/04 37 58 5
6/23-27/04 36 58 6
5/20-23/04 34 61 5
5/11/04 39 58 3
4/23-27/04 41 52 7
3/30 - 4/1/04 44 49 7
3/10-14/04 49 43 8
2/24-27/04 46 47 7
2/12-15/04 49 45 6
1/12-15/04 48 46 6
12/21-22/03 57 36 7
12/14-15/03 59 35 6
11/10-12/03 48 48 4
10/20-21/03 49 45 6
9/28 - 10/1/03 47 48 5
9/15-16/03 46 47 7
8/11-12/03 57 33 10
7/03 58 32 10
5/03 72 20 8
3/26-27/03 69 27 4
3/24/03 71 24 5
3/23/03 75 22 3
3/22/03 72 23 5
3/20-21/03 69 25 6
3/15-16/03 55 41 4
3/7-9/03 51 42 7
3/4-5/03 54 39 7
2/24-25/03 52 44 4
2/10-12/03 53 42 5

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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 sometime in 2008?"

.

Should Should Not Unsure    
% % %    

4/20-24/07

64 32 4    

4/9-12/07

57 38 5    

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"Currently, President Bush and Congress disagree about what to do about U.S. troop levels in Iraq. Who do you think should have the final say about troop levels in Iraq: the President or Congress?"

.

President Congress Both (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

4/20-24/07

35 57 3 5  

4/9-12/07

44 49 3 4  

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"The Democrats in Congress have proposed to fund the Iraq war only if the U.S. sets a timetable for troop withdrawal, too. George W. Bush has stated he will veto that proposal. If George W. Bush does veto it, what should the Democrats in Congress do next: should they try to withhold funding for the war until George W. Bush accepts a timetable for troop withdrawal, or should they allow funding for the war, even if there is no timetable?"

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Withhold
Funding
Allow
Funding
Unsure    
% % %    

ALL adults

36 56 8    

  Republicans

12 84 4    

  Democrats

51 41 8    

  Independents

38 52 10    

Earlier polling on Iraq


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