“Mistake” Numbers Edge Up:

A recent Gallup poll shows that a greater majority of Americans believe the US made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq. Heading closer to mid-term elections, some 56 percent believe it was a mistake compared to 49 percent in the summer. The negative view of US involvement has prevailed over the past two years, but the latest results show a wider divide. The negative outlook is even gaining ground among staunch Republicans and remains strong among Democrats and Independents.