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.