News-New Poll shows most Iraqis living good lives as the voting begins
The BBC has this article about a recent poll showing that 71% of Iraqis are living good lives.
Interviewers found that 71% of those questioned said things were currently very or quite good in their personal lives, while 29% found their lives very or quite bad.
When asked whether their lives would improve in the coming year, 64% said things would be better and 12% said they expected things to be worse.
However, Iraqis appear to have a more negative view of the overall situation in their country, with 53% answering that the situation is bad, and 44% saying it is good.
But they were more hopeful for the future - 69% expect Iraq to improve, while 11% say it will worsen.
How can that be when the whole Democratic party say we are losing in Iraq? Murtha? Kerry? Please- someone ask them how this can be. I hope a good reporter asks them this the next time they spout their "We cant win" BS.
It seems the people of Iraq understand their condition better than most of the media, and all the democrats. They also seem to understand change does not happen over night. This poll shows exactly what President Bush has been saying.
The BBC News website's World Affairs correspondent, Paul Reynolds, says the survey shows a degree of optimism at variance with the usual depiction of the country as one in total chaos.
The findings are more in line with the kind of arguments currently being deployed by US President George W Bush, he says.