YET MORE POLLS….Another day, another poll about the war. Roughly speaking, today’s new Washington Post poll just confirms what we all knew already: the country turned against the war in mid-2005 and has stayed opposed ever since.
But, as usual, a fair number of people are confused. For example, 52% think Bush’s schedule for troop deployments is about right (or should be even more aggressive). However, 70% think funding for the war should be reduced. In other words, about 18% of the population supports Bush’s war plan but doesn’t support funding it. Or else they don’t realize that the budget request and the troop deployment plan are tightly linked. Or they just reflexively support whatever the president proposes but just as reflexively want to spend less money. Or something.
Beats me. I just work here.