70 Percent Approve of Obama’s Iraq Plan
Via Eric Kleefeld, a new CNN poll shows President Obama’s plan to end the war in 2011 to be astoundingly popular: 70 percent approve and 29 percent don’t. It’s hard to remember that this issue was once the most controversial in American politics.
As Eric notes, the poll doesn’t (so far) break down why the 29 percent opposed the plan — too slow a withdrawal? Too rapid? Against the prospect of any withdrawal at all? Against anything that That One proposes? — and it’ll be instructive to see the basis for the opposition. But on some level, it may be more valuable to see why people support withdrawal. Are people simply sick of Iraq and would support any plan to get out, or is there something about the Obama plan that commands a broad constituency?