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All this blood and treasure....<br><br>
"For the first time since its launch in March 2003, a majority of Americans feel the Iraq war has not made the United States a safer place to live, according to a poll.<br><br>
"Fifty-two percent of the 1,002 adults who took part in the Washington Post-ABC News telephone survey on June 2-5 said the US-led war did not contribute to the long-term security of their country, which was a chief premise on which US President George W. Bush justified the invasion of Iraq.<br><br>
"With only 47 percent of Americans saying the war was keeping them safe from terrorism at home, it was the first time a majority rejected Bush's contention, which got a 62 percent support in late 2003 and 52 percent three months ago."<br><br>
From here:<br><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050608/ts_alt_afp/usiraqpoll_050608135114&printer=1" target="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050608...5114&printer=1</a><br><br>
Washington Post/ABC News survey here:<br><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/07/AR2005060700296_pf.html" target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...700296_pf.html</a><br><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/polls/postpoll050607.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...poll050607.pdf</a>
 

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Depends on what you mean by 'safer' I guess:<br><br><b>AP Poll: Bush's Job Approval Dips to New Low</b><br><br>
"As the war in Iraq drags on, President Bush's job approval and the public's confidence in the direction he's taking the nation are at their lowest levels since The Associated Press-Ipsos poll began in December 2003.<br><br>
"About one-third of adults, 35 percent, said they think the country is headed in the right direction, while 43 percent said they approve of the job being done by Bush. Just 41 percent say they support his handling of the war, also a low-water mark.<br><br>
"There's a bad mood in the country, people are out of sorts," said presidential scholar and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Charles Jones, who lives near Charlottesville, Va. "Iraq news is daily bad news. The election in Iraq helped some, and the formation of the government helped some, but dead bodies trump the more positive news."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050610/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_ap_ipsos_poll&printer=1" target="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050610/...poll&printer=1</a>
 

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New Gallup poll out:<br><br>
"Nearly six in 10 Americans say the United States should withdraw some or all of its troops from Iraq, a new Gallup Poll finds, the most downbeat view of the war since it began in 2003.<br><br>
"Patience for the war has dropped sharply as optimism about the Iraqi elections in January has ebbed and violence against U.S. troops hasn't abated. For the first time, a majority would be "upset" if President Bush sent more troops. A new low, 36%, say troop levels should be maintained or increased."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20050613/ts_usatoday/pollusaislosingpatienceoniraq&printer=1" target="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/200...iraq&printer=1</a><br><br>
Why do Americans hate America?
 

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Now its the CBS/NY Times poll bringing some grim news for Dubya Inc.:<br><br>
"Increasingly pessimistic about Iraq and skeptical about President Bush's plan for Social Security, Americans are in a season of political discontent, giving Mr. Bush one of the lowest approval ratings of his presidency and even lower marks to Congress, according to the New York Times/CBS News Poll.<br><br>
"Forty-two percent of the people responding to the poll said they approved of the way Mr. Bush was handling his job, a marked decline from his 51 percent rating after of the November election, when he embarked on an ambitious second term agenda led by the overhaul of Social Security. Sixteen months before the midterm elections, Congress fared even worse in the survey, with the approval of just 33 percent of the respondents, and 19 percent saying Congress shared their priorities.<br><br>
"Despite months of presidential effort, the nationwide poll found the public is not rallying toward Mr. Bush's vision of a new Social Security that would allow younger workers to put part of their payroll taxes into private investment accounts. Two-thirds said they were uneasy about Mr. Bush's ability to make sound decisions on Social Security. Only 25 percent said they approved of the way Mr. Bush was handling Social Security, down slightly from what the poll found in March.<br><br>
"Moreover, 45 percent said the more they heard about the Bush plan, the less they liked it. The survey also found the public shared the growing skepticism in Washington about Mr. Bush's prospects for success on Social Security, with most saying they did not think Mr. Bush would succeed.<br><br>
"Still, Mr. Bush continued to have majority support for his handling of the war on terrorism - 52 percent - one of his strengths throughout his 2004 re-election campaign."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/17/politics/17poll.html?ei=5094&en=55e86c2c76bc4f4f&hp=&ex=1118980800&adxnnl=1&partner=homepage&adxnnlx=1119067273-HA0Pc2DnwbbriwyMcKbKCA&pagewanted=print" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/17/po...gewanted=print</a>
 
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