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Poll: Bush Does Not Support Wounded Vets
Post Chronicle Corp.
March 13, 2007

A poll suggests a vast majority of U.S. citizens believe the Bush administration is not doing enough to help wounded Iraq veterans.

The CBS News/New York Times poll found that 76 percent of respondents -- including a majority of those who identified themselves as Republicans -- are critical of the administration's policies towards wounded vets, CBS News reported Tuesday.

The poll follows a week of Congressional hearings regarding poor treatment of veterans at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

Additionally, a 59 percent majority of respondents continue to oppose President Bush's decision to send 24,400 additional troops to Iraq. However, the number of respondents supporting Bush's decision, 36 percent, is a 7-point increase from a January poll.

A total 56 percent of those polled said they would support reducing the number of troops in Iraq or removing them altogether, while 17 percent said they believe troop levels should be maintained, and 22 percent said additional troops should be deployed. (c) UPI

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