Arkansans Favor Immediate Withdrawal or Timetable for Iraq

AUGUST 24, 2006 - Posted at 4:04 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A new poll shows Arkansans favor withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq immediately or according to a definite timetable.

Opinion Research Associates conducted the poll for the Arkansas News Bureau-Stephens Media.  Of those surveyed, 53 percent favored an immediate withdrawal or withdrawal according to an announced timetable; 35 percent said withdrawal should take as long as needed to turn control over to Iraqis; five percent favored sending more troops to Iraq, and seven percent were undecided or gave no opinion.

The strongest demand for withdrawal was among black Arkansans: 78 percent wanted an immediate pullout or favored a definite timetable.

Opinion Research surveyed 500 registered voters by telephone August 15 through August 19.  The poll's margin of error was 4.5 percentag points.

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