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Poll Indicates Americans Worry About Cost of Iraq War
By VOA News
17 September 2005

A new public opinion poll indicates that Americans' support for the war in Iraq is at its lowest ever - and that in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, most Americans are concerned Iraq is draining money and resources needed at home.

In a New York Times/CBS poll released Saturday, a record low number of those surveyed - only 44 percent - said the United States made the right decision in going to war in Iraq. Fifty-two percent wanted troops to be withdrawn as soon as possible, even if it means leaving the country unstable.

Ninety percent said they would oppose cutting spending on domestic programs to continue funding the war.

The nationwide poll of more than 1,000 adults was conducted September 9 through 13.