Support for Iraq war growing
: A new Gallup poll finds…
…an increase in support for the war in Iraq. Since the end of September, the number of Americans saying the war was worth it has increased. In the past month, support for keeping American troops in Iraq has also increased. A clear majority of Americans continue to support the U.S. decision to go to war in Iraq, but less than a majority approve of how well the United States is doing there now.
The war is not the killer issue most Democrat candidates would wish it were:
Eighty-six percent of Republicans say the situation in Iraq was worth going to war over, compared with just 35% of Democrats. Fifty-eight percent of independents feel it was worth going to war over.
Neither is America calling for quick withdrawl:
A majority of Americans, 55%, say the United States should keep at least the same level of forces it currently has — including 22% who want to increase troop strength. About 4 in 10 (42%) want to withdraw at least some troops — including 17% who want complete withdrawal.