Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Supporting the Surge?

Most Americans don't support the idea of yet another surge:

But a new Gallup poll, taken over the past four days, finds that "the American public in general opposes the concept of an increase in troops in Iraq."

Asked directly about the idea, 36% back it and 61% oppose. Of that, only 18% "strongly" support the idea.

Gallup also notes that the same poll shows that 54% want a complete pullout within 12 months.

Keep this in mind when interpreting the profound ruminations of various pundits on this topic. And also when listening to George Bush on the surge tonight.