How're We Doing

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Via Ezra Klein, Gallup's graphic representation of their polling data on the state of America's policy in Iraq.

It's interesting to consider how the goalposts have shifted over the years. In the summer of 2004, most Americans thought things were going poorly in Iraq, and that was certainly the general sense one got of elite beliefs as well. Today, meanwhile, despite disagreement about the "surge" I think just about everyone thinks conditions have deteriorated from where they were three years ago.