Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Poll: GOP better on terrorism, Dems better on Iraq
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Americans believe Democrats would do a better job of dealing with the situation in Iraq and handling the economy, while Republicans would do better against terrorism, according to a poll released Tuesday.

On the war in Iraq, respondents favored Democrats over Republicans by 47 percent to 41 percent, with 8 percent saying it made no difference and 3 percent offering no opinion. That is a reversal from a January 2003 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, when Republicans were favored in this regard 53 to 29 percent.

On terrorism, Republicans scored a sizable 48 percent to 38 percent advantage over Democrats, with 11 percent saying it did not matter who was in charge.

The same poll, in results made public Monday, found that opposition among Americans to the Iraq war has reached a new high, with only about a third of respondents saying they favor it. (Full story)

The poll of 1,033 adult Americans was conducted between August 18 and 20 by telephone for CNN by Opinion Research Corporation. It has a sampling error of plus-or-minus 3 percentage points.
Posted By CNN's Washington Bureau: 8/22/2006 04:09:00 PM ET | Permalink
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