PRINCETON, N.J. -- U.S. support for the Persian Gulf war remains strong as the conflict enters its second week. The latest Gallup Poll of 834 Americans conducted Wednesday and Thursday nights shows that a week of fighting and media coverage have solidified, rather than dissipated, support for U.S. involvement and for President Bush.
More than eight out of 10 Americans continue to support the decision to take military action against Iraq. Fewer than two out of 10 (16 percent) say it is a mistake -- unchanged from last week, and still about one-half the number who said it was a mistake immediately before the war began.
Support for Mr. Bush remains remarkably high. His overall job approval is now at 85 percent, the highest level of his administration, and as high as any president has received in modern times. Approval of the way Mr. Bush is handling the war is even higher, at 87 percent.