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Just 1 in 3 Americans Says U.S. Troop Surge Has Made Things Better

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Gallup says only about one-third of Americans say the recent U.S. troop surge is making the situation in Iraq better, and the majority of Americans continue to say it was a mistake to send troops there in the first place. The poll said that although Americans are pessimistic about progress in the war, a slim majority still believe the United States is likely to win — a slight improvement since mid-January, but similar to measures in early January and in 2006.