Skip to comments.Gallup: 55% Now Back U.S. Pullout from Iraq Within a Year
Posted on 08/04/2006 8:32:21 AM PDT by LM_Guy
NEW YORK A new Gallup poll released today revealed another upward bump in the number of Amercians who now want a complete U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq in the next 12 months.
That number now stands at 55%, with 19% supporting immediate withdrawal and another 36% wanting it done by August 2007.
"While the percentage of Americans who favor a withdrawal of all U.S. troops either now or within a year is not a supermajority, it is a majority, suggesting that the Democratic leadership is speaking to an issue that resonates with many Americans," Frank Newport, director of the Gallup Poll, writes today.
Another majority, 54%, now say that the U.S. invasion in 2003 was a "mistake."
The partisan divided remains wide on the withdrawal question, with 77% of Democrats wanting U.S. troops out in a year and only 28% of Republicans. Independents back a 12-month pullout at 56%.
Gallup polled 1,002 adult Americans at the very end of July.
I saw we run away and lose this war -- but we should do it slowly, after we pointlessly lose a few more American lives over the course of the next year or so. [/moron]
Do we really care what non-registered voters think that are included in these polls?
Show me likely voters, and ask them shall we cave in to terrorists and surrender by pulling out too early?
Yeah, that will give a different result.
i would like to see the question. it's probably: "Do you want the troops home by august of next year YES OR NO??" who is going to answer no??
You got that right !
You got that right !
A load of shiite.
I'm sure glad this is a republic and not a democracy.
Call me a pessimist, but when I see "news" like this I almost believe we will never win a war again. As long as Dummies have control over the media, they wont allow it. The sheeple will listen to Katie, the NYT and Shrillary and believe what they are told.
I want them to come home tomorrow, but it doesn't mean that's the right thing to do. Jeez...worthless polls with loaded questions.
Let me ask this question: Would you favor a pull out within a year and give a victory for the terrorists in Iraq, now let us see how many Americans will support this. That is the question that President Bush and the Republican Party will ask the real voters during this fall elections campaign. The democrats cut and run policy will be easily exposed and defeated.
Agree... what was asked and how the question was framed can be as important as the percentages of the responses. This article begs that question, and, one suspects, would not like to have it scrutinized closely.
I am afraid, that until that happens, you may be right...but only until then...unfortunatley.
Since when do they combine both numbers? They never do it when it's in the favor of the President or the Republicans.
Phrased the way they describe in the article I also, would like the troops home in a year.... if we can finish the job by then and leave Iraq with a stable friendly government able to defend itself.
I second your call of B.S.
Who gives a crap. Everyone over there is a volunteer. They believe in what they are trying to do and so do I. This isn't Vietname. There is NO draft.
In other news, 41% of New Yorkers think that the U.S. government knew about and allowed 9/11 to happen.
Just 'cause it a appears in a poll don't make it smart.
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