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Poll Shows Northwest Arkansas' Opposition to War

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - A poll of residents of four northwest Arkansas counties shows slightly more than half of residents believe the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq.

The University of Arkansas Survey Research Center interviewed 602 residents of Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties from March 28 through April 12.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

Voters in northwest Arkansas tend to be conservative.  The only Republican in the state's congressional delegation, John Boozman, represents the Third District in the state's northwest.

The poll also found that 57 percent of residents surveyed want U.S. troops brought home in the next year.

About 16 percent of the northwest Arkansas residents surveyed said they personally knew someone who had been killed or wounded while serving in the military in Iraq.  Of those surveyed, 3.2 percent said they had a family member killed.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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