57 Percent Of Americans Say It Was Mistake To Invade Iraq

Posted February 6, 2008 at 4:00pm

Read the USA Today/Gallup poll

Opposition to the war in Iraq remains steady despite news reports and assertions from Administration officials that the “surge” has reduced violence in that country, according to a USA Today/Gallup survey conducted Jan.30-Feb.2. The numbers are about the same as two months ago, and about the same as those opposed to Iraq policy shortly after the surge was announced last year. Democrats who opposed the war were as likely to support Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, which is a result that is somewhat different than many of the polls of individual Super Tuesday states that usually had Obama picking up much of these voters. Margin of error was 2 points.

Read opposing views, “Surge To Nowhere,” and “Making Iraq Safe For Politics,” from the Washington Post. Also, “Poll Shows More Optimism On War” by Washington Post/ABC News, from December.

Want to hear Gallup editor Frank Newport on “Super Tuesday And Beyond?” Go here for the video.