Survey Finds Almost 6 in 10 Now Oppose Iraq War

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By: E&P Staff

Amid rising violence in Iraq and growing protest at home, a new CNN/USA Today Gallup poll shows that nearly six in 10 Americans now oppose the war in Iraq. Only 39% favor it, down from 47% three months ago.

The survey of 1,006 adults, conducted Thursday through Sunday, had an error margin of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Approval for the Bush administration’s war on terrorism, which had remained fairly steady, also has declined, with 10 percent of respondents saying they were very satisfied with the way things were going, down from 19 percent in a February poll. Forty-seven percent of respondents said they were “not satisfied” with the war on terrorism — up from 35 percent in February.

But just 4 percent said they considered a terrorist attack in the United States over the next few weeks “very likely” and fewer than four in 10 said they were worried about becoming a victim of terror.

The poll showed that 52 percent of respondents approved of how the United States has treated prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, compared to 37 percent who disapproved.

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