Thursday, August 12

Gallup Poll: Voters Still Need Clarity on Iraq

If Kerry wants to make a distinction between himself and Bush on Iraq, now would be a damned good time to start...
No majority consensus on what should be done now in Iraq

An analysis of recent polling data shows that Americans remain divided on the issue of Iraq, and that so far, there is no clear indication of how the issue is going to affect the presidential election. Four basic conclusions can be drawn from the data:

1) President George W. Bush is vulnerable on the issue of Iraq
2) Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is no better positioned on Iraq than Bush
3) the public is divided about whether going to war in Iraq in the first place was the correct thing to do
4) the public lacks consensus over what should be done now in Iraq.