New poll: Opposition to Iraq War at record high, while large majority opposes attack on Iran

A new polll has good news, on two fronts.

On the Iraq War:

Opposition to the war in Iraq has reached an all-time high, according to the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll released Thursday morning.

Support for the war in Iraq has dropped to 31 percent and the 68 percent who oppose the war is a new record.

Only a quarter of those polled think the U.S. is winning the war. The American people get it. Those with brains, anyway. Now, if only someone would do something about this disaster…

The other result is very encouraging, particularly to those who saw the strange recent Zogby Poll, which concluded that a slight majority of Americans favored an attack on Iran. That poll struck me as an outlier, although we’ll have to see more results, to really know. But the CNN/ORC result shows this:

The public also opposes U.S. military action against Iran. Sixty-three percent oppose air strikes on Iran, while 73 percent oppose using ground troops as well as air strikes in that country.

That sounds more accurate. We’ll see.

The new polls also says 56% say they are dissatisfied with the progress in the “war on terror.” Which begs the questions:

What progress?

What war on terror?

Al Qaeda and the Taliban are resurgent, and Pakistan now has a dictatorship. Okay, maybe there is progress. Just not in the right direction.


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    • pfiore8 on November 8, 2007 at 21:52

    with Iran, i would laugh in the face of those compiling it.

    let’s put one and one together here

    equation 1: all time high disapproval of war in Iraq + high dissapproval of with war on terror = it’s okay to attack Iran

    i don’t think so. how about

    equation 2: all time high dissapproval of Bush + all time high dissapproval of Congress = USA citizens have confidence in this gov’t’s competence to attack Iran

    nah, not bloody likely…

    and that war on terror? unless your talking about the terrorism we might encounter from Blackwater coming back to the USA, after being road-tested in Iraq, to patrol our streets

    that would concern me

  2. is scary as hell. My husband works in polling as a statistic and number cruncher and says Zogby is kind of erratic, on the accuracy of his polls. Polls are a strange way to rule, let alone get accurate information. The questions themselves leave no room for subtleties and  and your choices are predetermined by the survey. Analysis is in the eye of the beholder, who often applies their own or clients bias. 

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