Support for keeping the troops in Iraq, versus bringing them home over the next year, has dropped considerably between November and today. In November 50% supported keeping the troops in Iraq, with 47% opposed. Currently this has, excuse the expression, flip flopped, with only 39% supporting keeping the troops in Iraq as opposed to 59% supporting bringing the troops home in the next year.
Even more significant is opinions connecting Iraq to the war on terror. Widespread confusion of the two issues worked tremendously to Bush's benefit. In October, 52% believed that the war in Iraq strengthened the war on terror as opposed to 45% believing it weakend it. In November this was tied at 48%. Currently a slim majority believe the war in Iraq weakened us in the war on terror at 48% to 46% who believed it strengthed the war on terror. Hopefully more people will realize how Bush's policies have weakened the United States over time.
The public remains quite misinformed. The number who mistakingly believe Saddam had strong links to al Qaeda actually increased from 62% to 64% between October and now. Less believe that Iraq had WMD at the time of the invasion, dropping from 38% to 36%. Perhaps the most disturbing case of misinformation held by the public is that the percentage of people who believed that several of the 9/11 hijackers were Iraquis increased from 37% to 44% since October. I'm sure the Saudis are happy about this misconception.