April 7, 2007

Want Congress to Set Deadline for U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Iraq

59%

That’s the number of Americans who now say they want their congressional representative to support a bill calling for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by August 2008. Just 33% want their representative to oppose it.

Nearly six-in-ten (59%) American adults now say they would like to see their congressional representative vote for legislation calling for a withdrawal of US forces from Iraq by August 2008. Just 33% want their representative to oppose it. Democrats are united in their support of legislation calling for a U.S. troop withdrawal by August 2008, and most independents (61%) also favor this step. Most Republicans oppose this step, but there are substantial divisions within the GOP. More than four-in-ten moderate and liberal Republicans (44%) want their representative to vote for legislation calling for an August 2008 deadline for a troop withdrawal, compared with only about a quarter of conservative Republicans (26%). Read More