CBS Poll – Making a Difference

This poll result provides scant evidence that the anti-war movement is having an effect beyond its own navel-gazing, as Tom Hayden suggested in a recent article. This should serve as a further incentive for us to continue our efforts to end war, starting with the debacle in Iraq.

Poll: Iraq Going Badly And Getting Worse
Majority In CBS News Survey Doubt U.S. Can Win; 62% Call War ‘A Mistake’

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2006 (CBS/AP)

Opposition to the war is now taking on historic proportions, with 62 percent saying it was “a mistake” to send U.S. troops to Iraq — slightly more than told a Gallup Poll in 1973 that it was a mistake to send U.S. forces to Vietnam.

(CBS) Americans believe the war in Iraq is going badly and getting worse, and think it’s time for the U.S. either to change its strategy or start getting out, according to a CBS News poll.

Forty-three percent say the U.S. should keep fighting, but with new tactics, while 50 percent say the U.S. should begin to end its involvement altogether. Only 4 percent say the U.S. should keep fighting as it is doing now.

Just 21 percent approve of President Bush’s handling of the war, the lowest number he’s ever received, and an 8-point drop from just a month ago. Most of that drop has been among Republicans and conservatives. Three-quarters of Americans disapprove of how the president is handling Iraq.

Opposition to the war is now taking on historic proportions, with 62 percent saying it was “a mistake” to send U.S. troops to Iraq — slightly more than told a Gallup Poll in 1973 that it was a mistake to send U.S. forces to Vietnam.

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