NEW YORK Another major poll, this one from the Los Angeles Times, shows
support for America's Iraq adventure continuing to slip.
The poll, conducted Saturday through Monday, found that the percentage of
Americans who believe the situation in Iraq was "worth going to war over"
has sunk to a new low of 39%, down 5% since October.
The Times also reported that 37% of the public advocates withdrawing at
least some troops now, a position very few newspaper editorial pages have
endorsed. Fifty-two percent want to wait and see what happens after the
Iraqi elections. Just 4% would like to send more troops, a position
supported by many newspapers, including The New York Times, along with
legislators such as Sen. John McCain.
In addition, 47% said they would like to see most of the troops out within