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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.

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well no kidding...it is 110 degrees out, they are getting shot at and most of them are directing traffic and things of that nature. O and not to mention the few morons with their anti american propaganda here. God bless the guys over there.

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Originally posted by bigpoppanils

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.

WHO CARES??? FUCK THEM! THEY CAN PUT TURBANS ON THEIR HEADS AND GO TO IRAQ AND KISS SADDAMS ASS!

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Originally posted by djxeno

AW what happened to the American Patriotism :confused:

It's repulsive anti american fucks who ruined it for all decent true patriotic americans unlike yourself.

Please shut the fuck up and take the next boat out of my beloved country idiot.

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So asshole, should 44% of Americans leave the country because they disapprove of Bush's performance or should they all be shot??? Which one???

Originally posted by aspro

well no kidding...it is 110 degrees out, they are getting shot at and most of them are directing traffic and things of that nature. O and not to mention the few morons with their anti american propaganda here. God bless the guys over there.

They are dying for the government and bush's greed for oil and not for your "freedom".

Bush's rating is slipping, he is about to take a fall, the economy is slipping and people are losing their jobs, unemployment is at an all time high and there is no evidence of WMDs and the American people are finally on to him and his lies end of sentence, period.

I hope this trend continues onto 2004 and he is finally voted out of office.

Bush has deliberately lied to his own people and lied to you but too bad you allowed yourself to get sucked in like a vacuum.

Confidence in war effort slips; Bush support still strong ; Steady decline in view of conflict

USA TODAY; McLean, Va.; Jul 1, 2003; Richard Benedetto;

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/USAToday/353630481.html?MAC=274a4f46230e1845959c18ef4ef982b2&did=353630481&FMT=FT&FMTS=FT&PMID=7631&printformat=&desc=Confidence+in+war+effort+slips%3b+Bush+support+still+strong+%3b+Steady+decline+in+view+of+conflict

WASHINGTON -- Confidence in the war effort in Iraq is declining as the search for weapons of mass destruction goes on and as U.S. troops continue to suffer deadly attacks, a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll shows.

Most Americans say things are going well for the United States in Iraq. But although 56% feel that way in the latest survey, 70% were satisfied a month ago and 86% on May 7, a week after President Bush declared combat largely over.

The poll finds most people have confidence in the president's leadership and character, but there is erosion on those questions, too.

Bush is rated as being "honest and trustworthy" by 65% of respondents, and 57% say he "cares about the needs of people like you." Both are down 8 percentage points from a poll conducted in April.

Analysts suggest that if the search for weapons drags on for months without success, if the U.S. death toll continues to mount and if former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein is not found, critics will grow louder, support will drop and the public might begin calling for U.S. troops to leave Iraq.

"This bears the seeds for potential problems for the president down the road as he looks to re-election," said Mark Rozell, a political scientist at Catholic University of America in Washington.

Nevertheless, most Americans are giving the president the benefit of the doubt. Six in 10 people say his administration did not deliberately mislead the country about evidence that Iraq had nuclear, chemical or biological weapons that posed a threat to the United States.

And despite a recent rash of attacks on U.S. soldiers in Iraq, 74% of those polled say the number of U.S. deaths since major combat ended is to be expected.

Among other findings:

* 69% say it is worth having U.S. troops in Iraq now.

* 63% say the administration did a good job planning for a post- combat Iraq.

* 53% are confident that weapons of mass destruction will be found. That's a drop of 31 percentage points since March 30. And although 48% now believe that Saddam will be killed or captured, 70% expressed confidence in the March poll.

* 56% say the situation in Iraq was worth going to war over. That represents a 17-point drop since April 16, a week after the fall of Baghdad.

Bush's overall job rating, a solid 61%, has been on a gradual decline from a recent high of 71% in April, shortly after U.S. troops captured Baghdad.

Thad Beyle, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said the drop in the president's character ratings could come as much from his handling of the economy and other domestic issues as from perceived problems in post-combat Iraq.

As people hear about severe state and local budget problems, they are worrying more about their personal situations than about Iraq, Beyle said.

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USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll

Was the situation in Iraq worth going to war over?

April 16

Yes: 73%

No: 23%

Now

Yes: 56%

No: 42%

Are things going well or badly for the U.S. in Iraq?

May 7

Well: 86%

Badly: 13%

June 1

Well: 70%

Badly: 29%

Now

Well: 56%

Badly: 42%

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GRAPHIC, Color, Marcy E. Mullins, USA TODAY, Source: USA TODAY/CNN/ Gallup Poll of 1,003 adults Friday-Sunday. Margin of error: +/- 3 percentage points. Totals may not add up to 100% because of other responses not shown. (BAR GRAPH)

People are on to Bushie.

Originally posted by americanmade

It's repulsive anti american fucks who ruined it for all decent true patriotic americans unlike yourself.

Please shut the fuck up and take the next boat out of my beloved country idiot.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

You are a pathetic idiot. please ram a dildo up your ass and fuck yourself with it.

:blown:

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Originally posted by americanmade

It's repulsive anti american fucks who ruined it for all decent true patriotic americans unlike yourself.

Please shut the fuck up and take the next boat out of my beloved country idiot.

LOL. Aww...what happened to your patriotism, I thought you were "American Made".

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Originally posted by djxeno

LOL. Aww...what happened to your patriotism, I thought you were "American Made".

YOURE THE ONE WHO HAS NO PATROTISM! YOURE THE ONE WHO HATES MY BELOVED COUNTRY! YOURE THE ONE WHO IS ANTI AMERICAN! GET THE FUCK OUT SINCE YOU HATE THIS COUNTRY SO MUCH!

GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU FAG!!

Originally posted by vicman

again, if everyone left, only Native Americans would be left, the ones whose land got stolen and seized by the white man. all this rhetoric is just so old.

SHUT THE FUCK UP AND FUCK YOURSELF WITH A TOTEM POLE INDIAN BOY! THIS IS NOT YOUR COUNTRY ANYMORE! IT IS OURS NOW!

GO FUCK YOURSELF FAGGOT!

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Originally posted by americanmade

YOURE THE ONE WHO HAS NO PATROTISM! YOURE THE ONE WHO HATES MY BELOVED COUNTRY! YOURE THE ONE WHO IS ANTI AMERICAN! GET THE FUCK OUT SINCE YOU HATE THIS COUNTRY SO MUCH!

GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU FAG!!

SHUT THE FUCK UP AND FUCK YOURSELF WITH A TOTEM POLE INDIAN BOY! THIS IS NOT YOUR COUNTRY ANYMORE! IT IS OURS NOW!

GO FUCK YOURSELF FAGGOT!

whats your other screen name?

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Originally posted by americanmade

YOURE THE ONE WHO HAS NO PATROTISM! YOURE THE ONE WHO HATES MY BELOVED COUNTRY! YOURE THE ONE WHO IS ANTI AMERICAN! GET THE FUCK OUT SINCE YOU HATE THIS COUNTRY SO MUCH!

GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU FAG!!

SHUT THE FUCK UP AND FUCK YOURSELF WITH A TOTEM POLE INDIAN BOY! THIS IS NOT YOUR COUNTRY ANYMORE! IT IS OURS NOW!

GO FUCK YOURSELF FAGGOT!

LOL calm down man, you being so worked up might raise the threat level to "elevated" again...LOL

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Originally posted by americanmade

YOURE THE ONE WHO HAS NO PATROTISM! YOURE THE ONE WHO HATES MY BELOVED COUNTRY! YOURE THE ONE WHO IS ANTI AMERICAN! GET THE FUCK OUT SINCE YOU HATE THIS COUNTRY SO MUCH!

GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU FAG!!

SHUT THE FUCK UP AND FUCK YOURSELF WITH A TOTEM POLE INDIAN BOY! THIS IS NOT YOUR COUNTRY ANYMORE! IT IS OURS NOW!

GO FUCK YOURSELF FAGGOT!

i'm not indian since i was not born in india.

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Originally posted by djxeno

LOL calm down man, you being so worked up might raise the threat level to "elevated" again...LOL

:laugh: :laugh: this thread is hilarious lol!!

and to think its the first time ive checked out this forum.

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