Pew Crunches the Iraq Numbers

The Pew Center for the People and the Press has released results of a new survey—coinciding with the third anniversary of the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom—that finds the American view of the war has turned more negative than just a few months ago. Since last July, consistent majorities of Americans said they believed the US could succeed in building a stable democratic government (55 percent last month, according to the survey). Now, the percent believing success is probable has dropped below half to 49 percent.