Supporting the Iraq War: See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Poll after poll over the last year has shown dwindling support for the Iraq War.
For the first time, a Pew Research survey this month showed a majority of Americans (50 percent) feel the
Not surprisingly, the support for the war that remains comes mostly from people who identify themselves as Republican. In fact, a NY Times article over the weekend argued that the Iraq War has polarized the US along partisan lines like no other conflict in recent memory – and that includes the Vietnam War.
A recent Times/CBS poll showed that three out of every four Republicans think the Iraq War was the right move for
These polls are particularly interesting in light of a Pew Research survey on news-watching trends that was released over the weekend.
The survey found that over the past two years, the number of people who follow news about
In 2004, it was Republicans who were most likely to follow news about
In 2006, those numbers have nearly reversed. Now only 41 percent of Republicans claim to watch the news about
Without question, it’s difficult for anyone to consistently and closely follow the bad news that pours out of
It’s just interesting that it seems to be the most difficult for those who still actually support the war.