Was The War In Iraq Worth The Costs To U.S.?
Now 3/06 8/03
Yes 29% 25% 46%
No 64% 64% 46%
In August 2003, less than six months after the beginning of the war, Americans were divided on the question and opinion reached a low point in March 2006 – when only one in four Americans said the war was worth the costs.
Support now breaks heavily along partisan lines. Sixty-two percent of Republicans say the results of the war with Iraq were worth the costs, while only 10% of Democrats and 25% of Independents agree. That number has risen by 11 points since March 2006 while it has remained largely the same among Democrats and independents.
(The poll was conducted among a random sample of 844 adults nationwide, interviewed by telephone March 15-17, 2008. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points.)