June 29, 2005

Americans Do Not Support An Immediate Withdrawal

The Washington Post references an interesting ABC News poll:

As President Bush prepares to address the nation about Iraq tonight, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that most Americans do not believe the administration's claims that impressive gains are being made against the insurgency, but a clear majority is willing to keep U.S. forces there for an extended time to stabilize the country. The survey found that only one in eight Americans currently favors an immediate pullout of U.S. forces, while a solid majority continues to agree with Bush that the United States must remain in Iraq until civil order is restored -- a goal that most of those surveyed acknowledge is, at best, several years away.
If you listened to the Democratic politicians, however, you would assume that public opinion has shifted totally against the Iraq war and that the public is demanding an immediate pullout.
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