CBS News Poll: All Or Nothing For Iraq

Despite a U.N.-brokered deal to allow U.N. weapons inspectors into Iraqi presidential sites, Americans have little faith that Saddam Hussein will comply with the deal's terms, a new CBS News Poll has found.

The public favors the agreement, even though 82 percent of those polled said they did not expect Saddam to live up to the deal.

In dealing with Iraq, Americans favor an all-or-nothing approach, the poll has found. If Iraq were to comply with the U.N. resolution, 51 percent say economic sanctions should be lifted. But if Hussein does not comply, 65 percent say the United States should begin bombing immediately.

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This poll was conducted among a nation-wide random sample of 782 adults, interviewed by telephone March 1-2, 1998. The error due to sampling could be plus or minus four percentage points for results based on the entire sample; the error on individual change is much smaller.

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