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December 14, 2004

50% Say U.S. Winning War on Terror

Fifty percent (50%) of American voters believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror. That figure has held fairly steady over the past month.

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October 23, 2004

43% Of American Voters Believe Things Are Going In The Right Direction

Forty-three percent (43%) of American voters believe things in this country are generally going in the right direction. That's unchanged from a week ago. Only once all year, the week following the Republican National Convention, have more Americans thought the country was heading in the right direction.

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October 3, 2004

57% Say Finishing Mission Top Iraq Goal

A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 57% of voters believe that finishing the mission is more important than getting the troops home as soon as possible. That's up from 52% before the debate.

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September 29, 2004

52% Say Finishing Mission Top Iraq Goal

For all the complaints about attack ads, the quality of the campaign, and 527 groups, the American people have come to see a clear difference between the major candidates on the most important issue of Election 2004.

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September 27, 2004

52% Say Iraq Part of Terror War

Fifty-two percent (52%) of Americans say that the War with Iraq is part of the broader War on Terror. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 41% take the opposite view and believe that it is a diversion from the Terror War.

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September 18, 2004

92% Closely Following News from Iraq

A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 92% of Americans say they are following news about the situation in Iraq either very closely or somewhat closely. Forty-five percent (45%) of Americans say that, in the long run, our mission in Iraq will be considered a success.

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September 6, 2004

49% Say U.S. Safer Since 9/11

Forty-nine percent (49%) of Americans now believe the U.S. is safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That's up six-points from mid-July and up thirteen-points improvement since our sovereignty was transferred to Iraq.

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August 29, 2004

Most Discuss Iraq with Family Friends Co-Workers

Most Americans (53%) discuss the War in Iraq with family, friends, and co-workers at least once a week. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 28% discuss the War occasionally while only 17% rarely or never bring up the subject.

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August 24, 2004

United Nations, France: Allies or Enemies?

In the War on Terror, most Americans (56%) believe that the United Nations is somewhere between an enemy and an ally.

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August 8, 2004

47% Say Allies Should Follow U.S. Lead More Often

Forty-seven percent (47%) of American voters believe that, in the interests of co-operation, America's allies should "do what the United States wants more often."

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August 1, 2004

51% Say Finishing Iraq Mission Top Priority

Fifty-one percent (51%) of American voters say that making sure Iraq becomes "a peaceful nation enjoying freedom and democracy" is more important than bringing home American soldiers right away.

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July 21, 2004

43% Say U.S. Safer Since 9/11

Forty-three percent (43%) of Americans now believe the U.S. is safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That's a seven-point improvement since our late-June survey. The earlier Rasmussen Reports survey was conducted on the two nights following the formal transfer of sovereignty to Iraq.

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July 21, 2004

17% Say US Would Be Safer If We Avoided War

Just 17% of voters believe the U.S. would be safer today if we had avoided the War with Iraq and left Saddam Hussein in power. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 47% take the opposite view and say that such a strategy would have made life in the U.S. more dangerous.

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June 30, 2004

41% Say Iraq Likely to Become Peaceful and Free

Following the transfer of sovereignty on Monday morning, 41% of American voters say it is somewhat or very likely that Iraq will become a peaceful nation enjoying the benefits of freedom and democracy.

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June 11, 2004

35% Say Iraq Better in Recent Weeks

Thirty-five percent (35%) of Americans think that, over the past couple of weeks, things have gotten better in Iraq. A Rasmussen Reports survey found, however, that 43% believe that the situation has headed in the opposite direction.

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June 8, 2004

38% Favor Sending More Troops to Iraq

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters now favor sending more troops to Iraq on a temporary basis while 48% are opposed. These results are similar to those found at the end of May.

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June 1, 2004

42% Say Mission in Iraq Will Be Viewed as Success

Forty-two percent (42%) of American voters say that, in the long run, the U.S. mission in Iraq will be judged a success. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that nearly as many, 39%, believe it will be viewed as a failure.

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May 28, 2004

47% Say Iraq Will Get Worse in Coming Months

Forty-seven percent (47%) of America's voters expect the situation in Iraq to get worse during the coming months. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 28% expect things to get better.

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May 11, 2004

Just 41% Believe Iraq Will Become Peaceful and Free

Just 41% of American voters now say that Iraq is likely to "become a peaceful nation enjoying freedom and democracy." A Rasmussen Reports survey found that most voters (54%) say such a positive outcome is not very likely or not at all likely.

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April 22, 2004

Public Divided on More Troops for Iraq

As for Senator Kerry, just 11% of voters believe he favors sending more troops to Iraq. Most voters (including a majority of Democrats), believe Kerry is opposed to sending more troops.