Online poll: Majority supports troops increase in Iraq
A small majority of respondents to an online poll expressed support for sending more American troops to Iraq.
"Do you support increasing the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, at least temporarily?" The Daily asked in a poll at www.decatur
Among 92 people answering the poll, 49 (53.3 percent) said yes and 43 said no. The two-day unscientific poll ended Tuesday. People could vote from anywhere.
The online voters were more willing to send troops than were Americans polled nationwide Friday through Sunday.
That scientific poll, conducted by Opinion Research Corp. for CNN, questioned 1,019 adults, of whom 11 percent favored an option to send more troops. Twenty-one percent favored withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq immediately; 33 percent wanted to withdraw them within 12 months; and 32 percent said they should pull out but should take as much time as needed to turn control over to the Iraqis.
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