The poll, conducted Saturday through Monday, found that the percentage of Americans who believe the situation in Iraq was "worth going to war over" has sunk to a new low of 39%, down 5% since October.
The Times also reported that 37% of the public advocates withdrawing at least some troops now, a position very few newspaper editorial pages have endorsed. Fifty-two percent want to wait and see what happens after the Iraqi elections. Just 4% would like to send more troops, a position supported by many newspapers, including The New York Times, along with legislators such as Sen. John McCain.
In addition, 47% said they would like to see most of the troops out within a year.
Among other findings: Almost half, or 45%, say they believed the war has destabilized the Middle East; 24% say they think it had a stabilizing effect. A large majority, 65%, say they believe the war in Iraq had harmed the United States' image around the world.
The Times poll surveyed 1,033 adults. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
By: E&P Staff Another major poll, this one from the Los Angeles Times, shows support for America's Iraq adventure continuing to slip.