Washington Post-ABC Poll: Bush Speech is a Flop
In a post-speech poll of 502 randomly selected adults (4.5 point margin of error), 61% oppose the troop escalation and 52% strongly oppose it. Only 36% support it, and of those only 25% strongly support it. The Washington Post calls it "an initial public rebuke" of Bush's new "strategy."
UPDATE: A new poll from AP-Ipsos is
The public is strongly opposed to a troop increase. Only 26 percent of Americans favor sending more troops to Iraq and 70 percent oppose. Equally high skepticism: 25 percent think sending more troops will help stabilize the situation in Iraq, 70 percent don't think so. Only 35 percent now think the U.S. made the right decision in going to war in Iraq; 62 percent say it was a mistake. This is a new low. In June 2006, 38 percent called it the right decision and 59 percent said it was a mistake. That's a reversal of opinion since December 2004, when 64 percent said the war was the right decision and only 34 percent called it a mistake.
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Republicans are divided on sending more troops to Iraq. About half, 52 percent of Republicans, favor sending more troops, while 42 percent oppose the idea. Democrats, on the other hand, overwhelmingly oppose sending more troops to Iraq. 87 percent of Democrats oppose sending more troops. A majority of some key Republican constituencies oppose sending more troops, including white evangelical Christians, 60 percent, and self-described conservatives, 56 percent.