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Poll: 63% Oppose Escalation
Yahoo News/AP
February 16, 2007

The Associated Press-Ipsos poll on public attitudes about the Iraq war, U.S. policy in Iraq and was conducted Feb. 12-15 and is based on telephone interviews with 1,002 adults from all states except Alaska and Hawaii.

Results were weighted to represent the population by demographic factors such as age, sex, region, race and income.

No more than one time in 20 should chance variations in the sample cause the results to vary by more than plus or minus 3 percentage points from the answers that would be obtained if all people in the U.S. were polled.

There are other sources of potential error in polls, including the wording and order of questions. Results may not total 100 percent because of rounding. An "X" signifies less than 1 percent.

(Results from early January in parentheses)

Would you favor or oppose sending more troops to Iraq?

  • Favor, 35 percent (26)
  • Oppose, 63 percent (70)
  • Not sure, 2 percent (4)

Do you think the war in Iraq is ...

  • A worthy cause, 39 percent
  • A hopeless cause, 56 percent
  • Both equally (volunteered), 2 percent
  • Neither (volunteered), 2 percent
  • Not sure, 1 percent

Would you favor or oppose Congress cutting all funding for the Iraq war?

  • Favor, 29 percent
  • Oppose, 68 percent
  • Not sure, 3 percent

Would you favor or oppose Congress cutting funding for the additional troops President Bush wants to send to Iraq?

  • Favor, 38 percent
  • Oppose, 60 percent
  • Not sure, 2 percent

(Results from early January in parentheses)

Do you think sending more troops to Iraq would help stabilize the situation there, or not?

  • Yes, 32 percent (25)
  • No, 64 percent (70)
  • Not sure, 4 percent (5)
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