GALLUP: Only 29% Say U.S. Winning War on Terrorism -- Lowest Number Since 9/11

By: E&P Staff A new Gallup Poll reveals that fewer than 3 in 10 Americans saying the United States is winning the war on terror -- the lowest figure since the 9/11 attacks.

Further, while most Americans consider the war in Afghanistan part of the war on terror, more than half reject the idea that the war in Iraq is.

Results of the June 11-14 national survey of 1,007 adults find that that 29% of Americans say the United States is winning, while 20% say the terrorists are winning and 50% say neither side. Independents and Democrats are much more likely than Republicans to doubt U.S. progress, but even so only 53% of Republicans feel we have the upper hand.

Concerning Iraq, 43% say it is part of war on terrorism but 53% reject this notion.

Forty-four percent of Americans say they are "very" (12%) or "somewhat" (32%) worried that they or someone in their family will become a victim of terrorism, figures that haven't shifted much recently.
RELATED: E&P Editor Greg Mitchell's column on another civilian casualty in Iraq-- which only came to light because he happened to be the son of a Los Angeles Times staffer. The disturbing full story can be found here


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