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Our Own Agenda :: Iraq & Iran

A YES! Take on What Americans Want

President Barack Obama faces huge challenges as he takes office. But he's got one asset that is rarely mentioned. Large majorities of Americans agree on some of the most important issues of the day, from health care to foreign policy. “Ten Policies for a Better America” shows an agenda a majority supports—whether we vote red, blue, or some other political color.

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63%
Want U.S. forces home from Iraq within a year.

47%
Favor using diplomacy with Iran. 7% favor military action.

57%
Say going to war in Iraq was the wrong decision.

67%
Believe we should use diplomatic and economic means to fight terrorism, rather than the military.




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Ending the nation’s biggest foreign policy disaster in Iraq is essential to anything else we want to do as a nation—as is preventing another such disaster in Iran.

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IRAQ & IRAN

63% WANT THE U.S. FORCES HOME FROM IRAQ WITHIN A YEAR ::
Rasmussen Report survey of 1,000 Adults was in partnership with FOX Television Stations, Inc. on July 15-16, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points.
www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/the_war_in_iraq/iraq_troop_withdrawal

57% SAY GOING TO WAR IN IRAQ WAS THE WRONG DECISION ::
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. April 23-27, 2008. N=2,004 adults nationwide. MoE ± 2.5
www.pollingreport.com/iraq.htm

47% FAVOR USING DIPLOMACY WITH IRAN. 7% FAVOR MILITARY ACTION ::
Public Agenda's “Confidence in U.S. Foreign Policy Index," based on interviews with 1,006 adults conducted between March 18, 2008 and April 1, 2008. Margin of error is 3%.
www.publicagenda.org/reports/public-agenda-confidence-us-foreign-policy-index-spring-2008

67% BELIEVE WE SHOULD USE DIPLOMATIC AND ECONOMIC MEANS TO FIGHT TERRORISM, RATHER THAN THE MILITARY ::
Conducted by Knowledge Networks, Dates of Survey: 10/06/06- 10/15/06 Margin of Error: +/- 3.1 %
www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/oct06/SecurityFP_Oct06_quaire.pdf



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Sarah van Gelder wrote this article as part of Purple America, the Fall 2008 issue of YES! Magazine. Research by Noah Grant. Sarah is executive editor and Noah is editorial assistant at YES! Magazine.Photos of Sarah van Gelder and Noah Grant
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