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33% Believe Troop Surge Will Work

Monday, January 29, 2007

Just 33% believe that President Bush’s plan to temporarily increase troop strength in Iraq will succeed in terms of reducing violence in Baghdad. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey conducted on the two nights following the President’s State of the Union Address found that 62% disagree and say the surge is not likely to succeed. That figure included 31% who say the troop surge is Not At All Likely to succeed. Sixty-four percent (64%) of Republican voters believe the surge is at least somewhat likely to work. Only 14% of Democrats share that optimism along with 23% of those who are not affiliated with either major political party.


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