At this point it is clear the American people will never support the Iraq War. Surge or no surge. In fact, as things continue to worsen with the war, again, those polls will worsen. What makes it worse is that the hundreds of billions spent on the Iraq War has accomplished nothing. Just ask the Iraqi people:
Today 29 percent of Americans say the results of the war were worth it; 64 percent say they were not.
In August 2003, less than six months after the beginning of the war, Americans were divided as the whether or not the results of the war were worth it. Opinion reached a low point in March 2006 - when only one in four Americans said the war was worth the costs.
Support today breaks heavily along partisan lines. Sixty-two percent of Republicans say the results of the war with Iraq were worth the costs, while only 10 percent of Democrats and 25 percent of Independents agree. In fact, belief among Republicans that the war was worth it has risen 11 points since March 2006, while support among Democrats and Independents has remained largely the same.
Not only is the war not worth it but it's hurting the economy:
More than 7 out of 10 Americans think government spending on the war in Iraq is partly responsible for the economic troubles in the United States, according to results of a recent poll.
In the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted last weekend, 71 percent said they think U.S. spending in Iraq is a reason for the nation's poor economy. Twenty-eight percent said they didn't think so.
The weekend poll, timed to coincide with the Iraq war's fifth anniversary, also showed little U.S. support for the conflict. Fewer than one in three respondents -- 32 percent -- said they support the war, while 66 percent said they oppose it.
Sixty-one percent of those polled said the next president should remove most U.S. troops from Iraq "within a few months of taking office."
Only 36 percent of those polled said the situation in Iraq was worth going to war over -- down from 68 percent in March 2003, when the war began.