You have got to love the media. After 10,000 negative reports about the war in Iraq, along with about 10 good reports, the public is starting to figure out just how well it is going over there. The following report is from the associated press (an organization that hates all things Republican and conservative) describing the most recent poll by the pew research center. http://people-press.org/
It still shows that the looney left in this country are holding out hope that the President somehow loose this war, but facts are starting to outweigh the rhetoric of the left.
The public increasingly believes the U.S. is making military progress in Iraq but still wants President Bush to remove American troops from the country as quickly as possible, a poll showed Tuesday.
People are evenly split over how well the military effort in Iraq is going, with 48 percent saying it is going well and the same number saying it isn't, according to a survey by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. In February, shortly after Bush announced he would send additional troops to the country, only 30 percent said things were going well.
Stark partisan divisions remain (DO YOU THINK?), though even growing numbers of Democrats cite gains. While 16 percent of Democrats said in February that things were going well, that figure has grown to 33 percent — less than half the 74 percent of Republicans who felt that way.
Overall, 43 percent said the U.S. is making gains against the insurgents, up 13 percentage points from February. The percentage of people seeing progress reducing civilian casualties has more than doubled to 43 percent, while the number seeing results in preventing civil war is 32 percent, almost double the February level.
There have been smaller increases in the number of people citing progress in preventing terrorist bases, rebuilding Iraqi public works and establishing democracy.
Even so, 54 percent say they favor bringing the troops home as soon as possible, virtually the same number as in February.
The public remains split over whether the U.S. will succeed or fail in Iraq, just as in February. A small majority feels the U.S. is losing ground in getting Iraqi leaders to work together.
The poll involved telephone interviews with 1,399 adults from Nov. 20-26. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Looking at the poll tells me a little more than the AP mentions, like the true number who realize the successes occurring in Iraq. I know too many liberals who hate our president so much that while responding to these phone polls, they will lie just to effect the numbers. That tells me that even the looney left realize that if they continue to ignore facts it will come back to haunt them in the next election. They are afraid that we will see them as they really are; Part of the Anti-American, blame America first crowd!!!!!!!!