Thursday, April 19, 2007

New CNN Poll

Highlights from the survey [pdf] taken April 10-12:
  • People oppose the war in Iraq by a 2-to-1 margin.

  • It's not immediately clear to me why this question appears to have been asked twice, but about 60% favor withdrawing troops within a year or so.

  • 69% think additional troops won't help in Iraq.

On April 18th and 19th, at least 210 Iraqis were killed in bombings, with that many more again injured.

I understand the concern many people have that we may be flirting with a war against Iran. It's pretty clear that a number of people would like to see that happen, and many of them are influential out of proportion to their wisdom. Still, I have a hard time really believing that anybody thinks they could sell another war in the Middle East with so many people agreeing that the current one is going so poorly.

1 comment:

Rebecca C. Brown said...

No no no, this time they're SURE there are WMDs. Like, they looked it up on Wikipedia first.