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Poll: Americans Increasingly Discontented Over Iraq


A new opinion poll indicates that Americans are increasingly discontented over the war in Iraq and the performance of the Democratic-controlled Congress.

The study, released Tuesday by the Washington Post and ABC news, found that 61 percent of those surveyed disapprove of the Iraq war. A new high in this poll, 53 percent of those surveyed, say the war has not brought long-term security to the United States.

Fifty five percent of those questioned, also a new high, say the number of U.S. military forces in Iraq should be decreased. However, only 15 percent of those questioned recommend an immediate withdrawal of forces.

Support for the Democratic majority in Congress also declined, with just 39 percent saying they approve of the job they are doing, down from 44 percent in April. The Democrats won a majority in both houses of Congress last November.

President Bush's job approval rating remained unchanged at 35 percent.

The survey questioned 1,205 random adults from May 29 through June 1, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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