Tuesday, June 13, 2006

CBS: Poll says Zarqawi death doesn't change anything

Poll: Zarqawi Death Has Little Impact, Most Americans Still Say War's Going Badly; Bush's Ratings Remain Low - CBS News: "The death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has done little to improve views of how things are going for the U.S. in Iraq or boost President Bush's approval ratings, a CBS News poll finds.

Mr. Bush has been cautious in his response to Zarqawi's killing by U.S. troops this week, calling it 'a major blow to al Qaeda' but warning that it won't end the war 'and it's certainly not going to end the violence.'

Americans agree. Half think the level of violence in Iraq will be unchanged by Zarqawi's death, while 30 percent say it will actually lead to more attacks against U.S. forces. Just 16 percent think the number of attacks will decrease as a result of his death.

Sixty-one percent also say Zarqawi's death won't have any impact on the terrorist threat against the United States, while 22 percent it will increase that threat. Thirteen percent predict a decreased risk of terrorism. "


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