Majorities of All Iraqi Ethnic Groups Want Strong Central Government: Six in Ten Approve Maliki’s Government, Though Optimism Down


Reports of conflict in Iraq may give the impression that the central government is so weak and unpopular that Iraq is on the verge of fragmenting into a loose confederation, and that major sectors of the population are aligning themselves with militias. However, the findings of a new WPO poll of Iraqis suggest a different picture.