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Poll Finds Majority of Americans Believe Iraq Is in ‘Civil War’

by Pamela Leavey

A new Harris Interactive poll finds that a “majority of Americans think Iraq is in the midst of a civil war.” And adding insult to injury it seems that few poll respondents are “confident that Robert Gates’s nomination as Secretary of Defense will improve the situation there.”

Sixty-eight percent of U.S. adults said they believe there is a civil war in Iraq, the online poll from Nov. 13 to Nov. 20 found, compared with 14% who disagree and 18% who aren’t sure.

Mr. Bush nominated former director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mr. Gates as a successor to Donald Rumsfeld on Nov. 9.

Of 2,429 U.S. adults polled, only 13% think Mr. Gates will make the situation in Iraq better. Forty-two percent think he will make no difference and another 40% say they aren’t sure of the impact.

About half of those polled would like the government to set a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq, while 18% favor withdrawing all U.S. troops now and 19% favor sending more troops to stabilize the situation.

It really is no small surprise is it, that most American’s have figutred out what our president can’t seem to — or won’t admit to.

One Response to “Poll Finds Majority of Americans Believe Iraq Is in ‘Civil War’”

  1. Of (stay the)course it’s a Civil war!
    Bush can call it anything he likes, it’s still a civil war!