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44% Say Iraqi Prison Abuse Isolated Event

36% Believe Abuse is Fairly Widespread

Americans are more likely today than they were two weeks ago to believe that the Iraqi prison abuse was fairly widespread. However, that has not dented their belief that the Iraqi people are better off today than they were under Saddam Hussein. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 44% of all voters believe that the Iraqi prison abuse at Abu Ghraib represent an isolated event. That's down from 48% in our earlier survey. Thirty-six percent (36%) believe such practices are fairly widespread. That's up from 29% in the earlier survey.

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