Majority Feel Surge A Success, But Even More Want To Get Out
By 52% to 41%, Americans believe that our latest efforts in Iraq have worked. That has to be heartening for the McCain camp and troubling for Obama, right?
The Illinois senator has said he thinks the surge has improved conditions on the ground but would still have not supported it, instead favoring a “strategy that actually concludes our involvement in Iraq and moves Iraqis to take responsibility for the country.”
More than 60 percent of Americans appear to agree with Obama on that front, while 37 percent agree with McCain and say it would not be wise for the U.S. to set a timetable for withdrawal.
How much those two groups overlap isn’t mentioned in the poll, but perhaps the more important number is 56%. That’s the number of Americans who want to put more troops into Afghanistan.
So while polls show that McCain is more trusted when it comes to foreign policy matters, it seems that more Americans line up with Obama’s foreign policy views.