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75 percent of Americans approve Iraq withdrawal

November 7, 2011

The GOP may want to reconsider its attacks on President Obama over his withdrawal of troops from Iraq. The attacks might win a Republican primary or straw poll, but not a general election. The latest Gallup poll shows that three out of four Americans approve of the action.

Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama’s decision to withdraw nearly all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year? October 2011 results


According to Gallup,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 Americans were opposed to renewing combat operations in Iraq even if Iraqi forces were unable to maintain security in that country. Read more.

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