Monday, March 26, 2007

Poll: Nearly Six In 10 Back
Congressional Troop
Withdrawal Deadline

From TPM Cafe courtesy of the Daily Kos:

One more time...attention, Congressional Dems: The American public has got your back when it comes to supporting a Congressionally-imposed deadline for withdrawal from Iraq. Check out this new poll that's just been released by Pew Research:

A solid majority of Americans say they want their congressional representative to support a bill calling for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by August 2008. Nearly six-in-ten (59%) say they would like to see their representative vote for such legislation, compared with just 33% who want their representative to oppose it.

Democrats are united in their support of legislation calling for a U.S. troop withdrawal by August 2008, and most independents (61%) also favor this step. Most Republicans oppose this step, but there are substantial divisions within the GOP. More than four-in-ten moderate and liberal Republicans (44%) want their representative to vote for legislation calling for an August 2008 deadline for a troop withdrawal, compared with only about a quarter of conservative Republicans (26%).
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Well, I'm not surprised by the overall figure increasing; it's been hovering somewhere above 50% since at least last summer. What gets me grooving is that 44% of Republicans want out. That's pretty freakin' close to a majority. That absolutely amazes me. Indeed, for some time now it's been damned clear that pretty much the only people supporting the occupation were Republicans. I mean, there have been individual exceptions here and there, but for the most part, it's been all GOP as far as war support goes, and now even that's eroding.

The die-hards have lost faith. It's only a matter of time now.

On the other hand, Bush continues to be "the decider."