2007 October 18 Thursday
64% Of Americans Want US Troops Out Of Iraq In A Year

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.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Republicans believe the troops should remain until the mission is complete. That latter figure is down from 63% a week ago and 71% two weeks before that.

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.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2007 October 18 11:03 PM  Mideast Iraq Exit Debate


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