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Gallup: Almost Two-Thirds Want Iraq Withdrawal

NEW YORK A new Gallup poll finds that roughly 2 in 3 Americans urge a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, with 31% wanting this to start immediately.

Gallup's director, Frank Newport, sums up the results today: "Taken together, it is perhaps fair to say that a significant majority of Americans would like the United States to either withdraw troops from Iraq or make specific plans to do so, although there is no majority demand that troops be withdrawn immediately."

The poll was unusual in that rather than give respondents a list of options, it allowed them to respond in their own words. Gallup then grouped the varied responses and labelled them with a common theme.

Results showed that almost 1 in 3 want to "pull the troops out and come home," as soon as possible. About the same number seem to wish for a gradual pullout. The remaining one-third back the present course or want to "finish what we started."

Only 2% want to send more troops. The same number urge: "Admit we made a mistake/Apologize and move forward."

As usual, the poll showed liberals and Democrats strongly backing a pullout and conservatives/Republicans urging stay-the-course. Newport writes: "Suggestions that the United States engage in some type of gradual withdrawal increase significantly as educational level increases."

The poll also found that while 64% feel they "understand" the Bush administraton's argument for staying in Iraq, only 54% understand the Democrats' view--whatever that is.

The survey was conducted in late June and polled 1,002 adults.


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hmmmm, what could be the meaning of this?

"Suggestions that the United States engage in some type of gradual withdrawal increase significantly as educational level increases."
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Hmmmmmm -- "no child left behind" doesn't actually imply education -- we just think it does...

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More American simpletons masquerading outright idocy by adopting the monicker of "poll results".

Whether or not we want our armed forces home is scarcely the point. You can get a poll to substantiate virtually any point of view, and in fact can get totally different results on the same issue simply by phrasing the question one way or the other.

Anyone who believes ANY poll numbers are valid is naive beyond comprehension...
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The only poll numbers that matter come around each Novenber....

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Those poll numbers haven't exactly favored the educated lately.
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You'll see here in CN in a few weeks. Fuck-o-crat Leiberman is going down:

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I'm surprised that the number is so low. I should think 100% of us would want out of Iraq. I believe the disagreement is how best to achieve that.

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Step 1: Locate and enlist the aid of Sherman and Peabody

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I'm surprised that the number is so low. I should think 100% of us would want out of Iraq. I believe the disagreement is how best to achieve that.

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Er, ah, walk out the fucking door?
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