Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Opposition to Iraq war hits an all time high
Opposition to the Iraq war has hit an all time high since polling on the subject began at the beginning of the war in March 2003, a new CNN poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation shows. (Full story)

Sixty percent of Americans oppose the war, while only 36 percent favor it, according to the poll released this morning. A clear majority of Americans, 61 percent, would favor withdrawing some troops by the end of the year, but that number plummets to only 26 percent when asked if all troops should leave the country by the end of this year.

"When most Democratic leaders in Congress signed onto a letter calling for the U.S. to withdraw some troops from Iraq by the end of the year, they may have finally found a message on the war that the public agrees with," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "But that doesn't mean the public want to withdraw all troops by year's end, only a quarter want that to happen."
Posted By Mark Preston, CNN Political Unit: 8/09/2006 11:29:00 AM ET | Permalink
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