In the wake of Barack Obama’s election as president, a record number of Americans are optimistic that relations between blacks and whites in America will improve. 67% said racial problems would eventually be worked out, while 30% said race would always be a problem in America.

By a margin of 55% to 37%, most Americans are not confident that Iraq will be successful in developing a stable and “reasonably democratic” government. A significant number of Americans, 37%, still believe that Iraq was in possession of weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded in 2003.
The Harris Poll