Hogan's Alley

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Pew Research Center Polls On Iraq

In a related article, Dan Drezner reports on the Pew Research Center For The People & the Press' latest national poll of opinion leaders. The topic is America's Place In The World.

The poll shows a growing belief in isolationism, similar to the findings after the Vietnam War and after the end of the Cold War.

The poll also finds a growing gap between the views of civilians, with the exception of the polled state and local leaders, and the military over the likelihood of a successful outcome in Iraq.

I again state my fear that the incompetence of the White House, both in conducting the post-Saddam phase of the war and in communicating with the American people, are bringing us ever closer to reaching a critical mass of public opinion that will force wrong policy choices.