DefenseNews.com - Poll: U.S. Troops� Support for Bush, War in Iraq Declined During 2005 - 01/02/06 11:29: "Support for U.S. President George W. Bush and for the war in Iraq has slipped significantly in the last year among members of the U.S. military�s professional core, according to the 2005 Military Times Poll.
Approval of the president�s Iraq policy fell 9 percentage points from 2004; a bare majority, 54 percent, now say they view his performance on Iraq as favorable. Support for his overall performance fell 11 points, to 60 percent, among active-duty readers of the Military Times papers. Support both for Bush and for the war in Iraq remains significantly higher than in the public as a whole.
The poll also found diminished optimism that U.S. goals in Iraq can be accomplished, and a somewhat smaller drop in support for the decision to go to war in 2003. "