bigpoppanils Posted July 1 Report Share Posted July 1 U.S. Confidence in Iraq War Drops - Poll Tue July 1, 2003 03:29 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. confidence in the war with Iraq has slipped dramatically since President Bush declared victory there, a new poll showed on Tuesday.A USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll found 56 percent of respondents said things were going well for U.S. forces in Iraq, a drop from 70 percent a month ago and 86 percent during the week of May 7, when Bush said, "The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that still goes on."Bush's personal ratings for leadership and character remained strong -- 65 percent found Bush "honest and trustworthy" and 57 percent agreed he "cares about the needs of people like you" -- but both these figures were down 8 percentage points from an April poll.More than one-third of respondents, 37 percent, said the Bush administration deliberately misled the American public about whether Iraq has serious weapons of mass destruction, up from 31 percent in early June and late May.Confidence that the United States would eventually capture or kill Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein waned from 36 percent who were very confident in March to 18 percent who felt that way in at the end of June.The telephone poll was conducted last weekend, with an error margin of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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