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Harris Poll Cites Drop in Support for Iraq Occupation

The latest Harris Poll reports that 59 percent of Americans support "bringing most troops home in the next year," up from 47 percent reported in November.

As Chris Bowers of My DD notes:

The important point about this poll is that all other questions except this one did not significantly change. In other words, this is not an outlier, and the public wants to withdraw within the next year. In fact, considering the lack of movement among other questions, much of the newfound support for withdrawal must be coming from those who believe the invasion was the right thing to do.

Taken together with the AP-Ipsos Poll reported below, showing 53 percent of Americans opposing the U.S. role in "spreading democracy," it appears that the President has some convincing to do at home, before he can make his pitch credible in Europe.