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SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-- New polling data shows a majority of Uthans want U.S. troops out of Iraq at some point during the next three years.

A Dan Jones and Associates poll for the Deseret Morning News found 71 percent of Utahns think a time frame of two-to three years is right for bringing American soldiers home.

Asked to pick a preferred timetable for withdrawal, 41 percent of respondents said within one year, while 30 percent said two to three years would work. Five percent said up to five years were needed.

Another 7 percent said they oppose removing American troops from Iraq even within five years.

The University of Utah's director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics says the polls shows just how much Utah's opinions about the war have changed.

Kirk Jowers says Utahns have been more forgiving of President Bush's Iraq policies. But he says, now the reddest of the red states seems to be following the national trend opposing the war.

Information from: The Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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