Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Polls in and about Iraq

Scott Peterson of the CSM reports that "the results of a first-ever poll of Iraqis, reported by CBS earlier this month," indicate that "nearly two-thirds of Baghdad residents want US forces to stay until Iraq is stable and secure, and that only 17 percent want US troops to go home immediately."

A related CNN/USA Today Gallup poll suggests that only 56% of Americans think the war is going well, and that 37% believe the Bush administration misled the public about the Iraqi threat. Additionally, CNN notes, "more than half said it would matter a great deal if they were to become convinced that they were mislead."

And, finally, a third poll indicates that 52% of Americans believe the US has found "clear evidence" of a Saddam- Al Qaeda link.