Sunday, February 20, 2005

Poll: War support shrinking in Texas

From the Houston Chronicle:

A shrinking majority of Texans believe the war in Iraq was justified even though the United States has uncovered no weapons of mass destruction it claimed Saddam Hussein had.

Support of the war has dropped from 74 percent in the spring to 56 percent now, according to a quarterly Scripps Research Center poll released today.

Forty percent said the war was not justified and and 4 percent had no opinion, the study found.

"What we're seeing in these questions is that certainly this is not a very ringing endorsement of the war," said Ty Meighan, the poll's director. "Texans are still very concerned about how things are going in Iraq."

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As Michael Moore once said, "And any time you got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up." I think that losing support for the war from the state of Texas, arguably the most bloodthirsty state in the union, is perhaps an even better indicator. This is a good sign: my fellow Texans aren't completely insane.