Here are two more polls. One from Iraq, one from the United States, both regarding how long the United States should remain in Iraq. The wording of these two polls are not as similar as the one above. Comparisons are thus more difficult. One has outcome based choices. The other has time-frame based choices.
|How long do you think US and other Coalition forces should remain in Iraq? Should they leave now, remain until security is restored, remain until the Iraqi government is stronger, remain until Iraqi security forces can operate independently, remain longer but leave eventually, or never leave?|
|Remain until security is restored||35||34||38||31|
|Remain until the Iraqi government is stronger||14||10||14||19|
|Remain until the Iraqi security forces can operate independently||10||7||11||16|
|Remain longer but leave eventually||3||2||2||3|
and this one
|“From what you know about the U.S. involvement in Iraq, how much longer would you be willing to have large numbers of U.S. troops remain in Iraq: less than a year, one to two years, two to five years or longer than five years?”|
|Less Than A Year||46||49|
|One to Two Years||22||23|
|Two to Five Years||14||12|
|Longer Than Five Years||6||5|
Again, the first poll is of Iraqi’s.