I'm not a fan of polls (How many were polled? What questions were asked?), but I like this number:
The latest CBS News poll finds President Bush's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34 percent, while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high.
A BBC poll found that 60 percent of people in 35 countries believe the war has increased the likelihood of terrorist attacks
worldwide. Unlike most American outlets, the BBC tell us it questioned some 41,856 people in the poll.
"It's official. Citizens worldwide think Western leaders have made a fundamental mistake in their war on terror by invading Iraq," says Doug Miller, president of the international polling firm GlobeScan, which carried out the survey.U.S. soldiers pay their final respects at a memorial service for Lieutenant Colonel Karim Al- Zehairi, commander of the Iraqi army 4th Battalion, in Baqouba, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. Zehairi was killed on Feb. 24, 2006, when a sucide bomber detonated himself while he was foot patrol in Baqouba. (AP Photo/Mohammed Adan)Ali Mohammed, 6, a victim of a mortar attack recovers in a hospital, in Baghdad,Iraq, Monday, Feb.27, 2006. Four mortar rounds exploded Monday on a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad, killing four and wounding 16, as Sunni Arabs are ready to end their boycott of talks to form a new government if rival Shiites return mosques seized in last week's sectarian attacks and meet other unspecified demands, a top Sunni figure said Monday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)Iraqi women pass by an Iraqi army tank guarding the street, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Feb.27, 2006. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)An Iraqi girl passes by the wreckage of car hit by a mortar in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
"Short of the Iraqi government asking them to stay longer, people think the troops should leave," he says.