July 15, 2008

Americans Split Over Iraq

Posted in Politics tagged , , , , , at 12:20 am by Katharine Lackey

A new Washington Post – ABC news poll has found that American voters are evenly split between Obama’s 16-month withdrawal plan and McCain’s event-dictated withdrawal (sort-of) “plan,” the Post is reporting.

While the Iraq War loomed large as a hot political topic at the beginning of the primary season, the economy has pretty much taken over Americans concerns leading to lesser coverage of the candidate’s position on the war, unless some charge of flip-flopping is leveled.

According to the poll, 48 percent of the respondents say Obama would be an effective military leader, with 48 percent saying he would not. In addition 47 percent of those polled say they trust McCain more to handle the war, with 45 percent having more faith in Obama. Overall, 72 percent said McCain would make a good commander-in-chief.

In election polls, Obama still leads by a slim margin, edging out McCain but a few points. A recent USA Today/Gallup poll had Obama at 46% to 43% for the presidency.


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