More Than Half Favor a Deadline for Withdrawal

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Disapproval on Iraq Hits Record
More Than Half Favor a Deadline for Withdrawal, Bush Suffers Longest Streak Without Majority Support Since Truman
By GARY LANGER, ABC News Polling Director

Feb. 26, 2007 — A record number of Americans disapprove of the war in Iraq, and a clear majority now favors the eventual withdrawal of U.S. forces, even if civil order has not been restored there — potentially a tipping point in public attitudes on the war.
While solutions remain vexing, for the first time ABC News/Washington Post polls show a narrow majority of Americans support setting a deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. forces. Two-thirds oppose George W. Bush’s troop surge; most oppose it strongly.
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Afghan base hit as Cheney visits

A suicide bomber has killed at least five people and hurt several more near Afghanistan’s main US base during US Vice-President Dick Cheney’s stay.
Mr Cheney, on an unannounced visit to the region, was staying at the Bagram base, 60km (40 miles) from Kabul.
The US military said the bomber was also killed in the blast, while some reports said up to 14 people died.
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Majority in poll favors deadline for Iraq pullout
53 percent support deadline; opposition to troop hike still strong

By Dan Balz and Jon Cohen

Updated: 10:37 p.m. ET Feb 26, 2007

With Congress preparing for renewed debate over President Bush’s Iraq policies, a majority of Americans now support setting a deadline for withdrawing U.S. forces from the war-torn nation and support putting new conditions on the military that could limit the number of personnel available for duty there, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Opposition to Bush’s plan to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq remained strong. Two in three Americans registered their disapproval, with 56 percent saying they strongly object. The House recently passed a nonbinding resolution opposing the new deployments, but Republicans have blocked consideration of such a measure in the Senate.

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