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The Political Impact of General Petraeus's Testimony

By Douglas Schoen

A detailed examination of recent Rasmussen polling on General Petraeus's testimony shows that there is likely to be little short term or long term impact from his report and recommendations to Congress. Overall, the American people are almost evenly divided on whether they favor (43%) or oppose (38%) his recommendation to withdraw 30,000 soldiers from Iraq and leave 130,000 troops in place through at least the summer.

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