March 20, 2007 in Nation/World

Poll of Iraqis

The Spokesman-Review
Associated Press photo

An Iraqi girl looks at a U.S. soldier in Sadr City in Baghdad, Monday.
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A poll of 2,200 Iraqis by ABC News and other media organizations found:

•49 percent said bringing more U.S. forces into Baghdad and Anbar province would worsen security.

•69 percent of Iraqis said the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq makes overall security worse.

•35 percent said the United States should “leave now.”

•Iraqis who say things are better after the U.S.-led invasion slipped below half. 42 percent say their lives have improved, down from 56 percent in 2004.

Interviews for the poll were conducted in person by Iraqi interviewers between Feb. 25 and March 5 among a random sample of 2,212 adults in all 18 provinces. The results have a 2.5 percentage-point margin of sampling error.

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