Scott Rasmussen has the numbers. Public attitudes continue to shift toward ending US involvement in the war in Iraq.
For the second straight week, a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 64% of Americans would like to see U.S. troops brought home from Iraq within a year. Prior to this weekís results, support for bringing the troops home had increased in three consecutive weeks.
Twenty-eight percent (28%) who want the troops brought home immediately. Thatís unchanged from a week ago but up from 20% five weeks ago.
Seventy-one percent (71%) of women want troops out of Iraq within a year. Fifty-five percent (55%) of men share that view.
Looking at the other end of the spectrum, 31% now want troops to remain in Iraq until the mission is complete. Thatís down three points from a week ago and the lowest level measured since Rasmussen Reports began tracking this question in August.
The Republican decline in support is most notable.
Once the Republican support crumbles expect Congress to force Bush to start pulling out troops. How soon will Republican support drop below 50%?
The war does not further US interests. We are not made more secure by US troops fighting in Iraq. We should just leave.
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