Americans increasingly frustrated over Iraq and Congress - survey

The majority of Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the situation in Iraq and unhappy with the way democrats, now in control of congress, are doing to end the Iraq war, according to a survey released.

Americans increasingly frustrated over Iraq and Congress - survey
The majority of Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the situation in Iraq and unhappy with the way democrats, now in control of congress, are doing to end the Iraq war, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

According to a Washington Post/ABC poll, only 39 percent approved of the job Congress is doing, down from 44 percent in April.

It said the drop was largely attributed to the face-off between Congress and the White house that ended with the Democrats dropping troop withdrawal demand in exchange for increased funding.

It said the majority of those asked expressed growing frustration at the Democrats for what they believed failure to take enough initiative to bring an end to the war in Iraq.
The random sampling of over 1,200 adults showed an overall 61 percent believe the number of US military forces in Iraq should be decreased against 15 percent who preferred immediate withdrawal.

A month after President Bush ordered an additional 21,000 more troops to Baghdad; public support for the war in Iraq has dwindled down to 37 percent, the poll found.
About 73 percent of Americans said the country has "gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track", as overall public sentiment on the country has hit it's lowest in over a decade, citing the economy, debt, the Iraq war and the soaring gas prices.

Public skepticism about the connection between the Iraq war and the war on Terrorism, a highly contentious debate between President Bush and Congressional Democrats, generally leaned more towards the Democratic position that the two are separate issues; with nearly six in 10 agreed the two are separate issues.
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