Most Australians Now Oppose Iraq War




 
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Most Australians Now Oppose Iraq War
 
December 31st, 2005  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Most Australians Now Oppose Iraq War


Most Australians Now Oppose Iraq War
By ROD McGUIRK - Associated Press Writer
SYDNEY, Australia - (AP) Australians' support for the Iraq
war has fallen in the past year, with two-thirds now saying the war was not
worthwhile, according to results of a poll published Saturday.
The survey, conducted by Newspoll and published in The Australian
newspaper, was bad news for Prime Minister John Howard, a staunch U.S. ally
who has vowed to keep Australia's 1,320 troops in and around Iraq as long as
they are needed.
In the poll, 66 percent of Australians said they believed the war
was not worthwhile, up from 58 percent a year ago, the newspaper said. Just
27 percent believed the war was worthwhile, compared with 32 percent a year
earlier.
Among supporters of Howard's center-right government, those who back
the war had dropped from 50 percent to 43 percent in the past year.
The government must soon decide whether the task force's deployment
will be extended beyond its initial 12-month commitment that ends in May
2006. Howard sent 2,000 troops to support U.S. and British forces in the
Iraq invasion in March 2003.
Australia's involvement in the war has provoked the largest peace
rallies in the country since the Vietnam War, but Howard was re-elected with
an increased majority in 2004 elections.
The Newspoll was based on a national random telephone survey of
1,200 adults conducted last weekend. It had a 3 percentage point margin or
error.
January 4th, 2006  
Bory
 
 
Those newspolls haven't been accurate as far as I can remember. According to Newspoll, Howard should have lost the 2001, and the 2004 elections.

These survey's shouldn't worry Howard at all. Every Election year, there is something that is his fault, or shouldn't have happened, the media whinges and whines and brings out polls and surveys about it, and he still wins. Not only wins, but increases his majority.
January 4th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Up with Howard, I love that guy.
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Most Australians Now Oppose Iraq War
January 8th, 2006  
AussieNick
 
Meh.... I wouldn't listen to any news poll. How many people did they survey... where did they find them?
January 8th, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
We have some great Aussie's over here working very hard. Always good to work with them.