Americans siding with Dems against Bush
NBC/WSJ poll: Skepticism on Iraq policies reflected in 2008 candidates

WASHINGTON - As the Democrat-controlled Congress and the White House clash over an Iraq spending bill, with President Bush vowing to veto it because it contains withdrawal deadlines, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that a solid majority of Americans side with the Democrats.

In addition, a nearly equal number believe that victory in Iraq isn't possible, and about only one in eight think the war has improved in the three months since Bush called for a troop increase there.

"They don't see the surge working," says Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Neil Newhouse. Instead, they are saying "we need to get out."

With those opinions, it's perhaps not surprising the poll also shows that the Democratic presidential front-runner who opposed the Iraq war from the start — Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. — has gained ground on Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., who voted to authorize the war and hasn't apologized for it, despite her increasingly antiwar rhetoric...


Diane said...

This is killing McCain too . . . but the chance of anyone in the Bush administration waking up? ZERO

sage said...

Johnson and Bush--they both ignored reality as we got deeper into a war

Shephard said...

I just don't get the Hilary thing. I still like her, but I'm not sure how I'll be voting yet. I bet she eventually recants... but will it be too late?

onandon said...

Thank you for this update.
You give me hope each time I learn what is happening over there.

How many more have to die?
Lets stop it soon!

Karen said...

agree with everyone!

now if we can just get bush outa there, the white house, that is.