Poll: Big support for Obama on Iraq
An overwhelming majority of Americans agree with President Barack Obama’s decision to end the war in Iraq and bring all U.S. combat troops home, according to a new poll out Wednesday.
Nearly eight in 10, or 78 percent, say they support the removal of combat troops from Iraq, a CNN/ORC International poll found.
But with the war officially over, just one in three Americans say they consider it a victory. Over half, or 54 percent, say they would describe the outcome for the United States in Iraq as a stalemate, while 11 percent say they would call it a defeat.
Two-thirds told pollsters they are now opposed the U.S. war in Iraq, and 53 percent say they think it was a mistake to send troops to the country in the first place. As for whether they agree with then-Sen. Barack Obama’s view that it was “dumb” to send troops to Iraq in 2003, the poll fo