On the eve of a potential confirmation battle for secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel that may hinge on his opposition to the Iraq war, most Americans continue to think the war was a mistake and was not worth fighting, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.
According to the survey, 52 percent of Americans think it was a mistake for the U.S. to send troops to Iraq in 2003, while 31 percent say it was not. In addition, 55 percent of respondents said the war was not worth fighting, and only 27 percent said it was.
Both questions found a big partisan divide on support for the war, with 74 percent of Democrats and 22 percent of Republicans saying it was a mistake to send troops in the first place, while 16 percent of Democrats and 56 percent of Republicans say the war was worth fighting.
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