Sixty-one percent of Americans say the United States should have stayed out of Iraq and 76 percent say things are going badly there.
Domestically, the picture is grim for the Bushies and the powerful:
More Americans — 72 percent — now say that “generally things in the country are seriously off on the wrong track” than at any other time since the Times/CBS News poll began asking the question in 1983.
Bush's three-month surge isn't working either:
A majority, 76 percent, including 51 percent of Republicans, say additional troops sent to Iraq this year by Mr. Bush either have had no impact or are making things worse.
And with Bush's promise of even more bloodshed this summer, public opinion isn't likely to swing back into his favor or that of those who continue to support him in Congress.
And the big story – buried, of course:
Most Americans support a timetable for withdrawal. Sixty-three percent say the United States should set a date for withdrawing troops from Iraq sometime in 2008.Have to told your member of Congress to set a date to bring the troops home? Use this e-action item to do so.