|March 25, 2003
Poll: 62% of Portlanders say removing Saddam
worth the price
- A new KATU News poll taken Tuesday has found that 30-percent
of adults in Portland say that President Bush's $75 billion
price tag for the war is too high a price for deposing Saddam
The poll found that 62-percent of Portland adults said
removing Saddam was worth the cost.
Nearly half of the people surveyed, 44-percent, said they
thought the war in Iraq would last months; 24-percent said
they thought the conflict would last weeks; 19-percent said it
would last up to a year, and 9-percent said it would last
longer than one year.
Sixty-seven percent polled said they think the US military
is appropriately concerned with civilian casualties;
20-percent said the military is overly concerned with civilian
casualties, and 11-percent said the military is not concerned
enough. Two percent said they were not sure.
When asked which side was winning the war, 67-percent said
the US and its allies were winning; one-percent said Iraq was
winning; 30-percent said neither side was winning; and
two-percent said they were not sure.
The poll, conducted for KATU News by SurveyUSA, surveyed
500 adults in the Portland area via telephone, the poll has a
margin of error of 4.4 percent.