November 3, 2011

Americans Widely Support Obama on Iraq

Gallup, Gallup

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PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans widely support President Obama's recent decision to withdraw nearly all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, with 75% approving. That includes the vast majority of Democrats and independents. Republicans, however, are slightly more likely to disapprove than approve.

 

These results are based on an Oct. 29-30 Gallup poll. On Oct. 21, Obama announced that U.S. troops would be out of Iraq by the end of the year. Only a small U.S. force would remain to guard the U.S. embassy, among other responsibilities.The U.S. ended combat operations in Iraq in August 2010.

These findings are consistent with Americans' long-standing desire to leave Iraq. Last August, as the drawdown in U.S. forces was underway, 6 in 10...

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