More Americans Think Surge is Working

Based on what you have heard or read about the recent surge of U.S. troops in Iraq, do you think the increase in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq is making the situation there better, not making much difference, or is it making the situation there worse?

Aug. 5 Jul. 8
Better 31% 22%
Not making much difference 41% 51%
Worse 24% 25%
No opinion 4% 2%

In view of the developments since we first sent our troops to Iraq, do you think the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq, or not?

Aug. 5 Jul. 8 Jun. 3
Yes 57% 62% 56%
No 42% 36% 40%
No opinion 2% 2% 4%

Source: Gallup / USA Today
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,012 American adults, conducted from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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