December 15, 2005--Forty-nine percent (49%) of
Americans believe it is possible for the U.S. mission in Iraq to succeed.
A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 33% take
the opposite view and believe that success is not possible.
The 33% who say victory is not possible is
very close to the number who say President Bush should be
impeached and removed from office.
Results by gender, age, party, income, and
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Related survey data shows that pessimism about
the situation in Iraq
has declined in recent months. Data released earlier this month showed a
nine-point increase in the percentage who believe the U.S. and its allies
are winning the War on
Republicans, by a 72% to 14% margin, believe
victory in Iraq is possible. Democrats, by a 52% to 34%, margin say it is
Among those not affiliated with either major
party, 44% believe success is possible while 33% believe it is not.
Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, recently
announced his view that it is impossible for the U.S. to succeed in
Iraq. However, no mention of Dean or his comments was made in the
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This survey of 1,874 Working
conducted by Rasmussen Reports December 2-6, 2005. The margin of
sampling error is +/- 1 percentage point with a 95% level of