This is the last thing that Nancy Pelosi and Democrats wanted to see, poll numbers that show support for the troop surge in Iraq. Growing support for the troop surge as reported by USA Today. Democrats are walking a very dangerous line of defeatism going into the 2008 elections. A dangerous position indeed.
In the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, taken Friday through Sunday, the proportion of those who said the additional troops are “making the situation better” rose to 31% from 22% a month ago. Those who said it was “not making much difference” dropped to 41% from 51%.
About the same number said it was making things worse: 24% now, 25% a month ago.
We have to agree 100% with Sister Toldja that polls should not be the answer to how one governs or conducts a war; however, it is the ultimate measuring stick for Democrats. What, they can’t be consistent with regards to polls either?
I bet House Majority Whip James Clyburn and other defeatist Democrats like him were none too pleased to read the latest poll numbers on the surge, courtesy of USA Today:
To top off this “bad news for Democrats” segment, the Associated Press’ military writer David Burns has an analysis that shows that our troops are making gains in Iraq.
BAGHDAD (AP) – AP Video The new U.S. military strategy in Iraq, unveiled six months ago to little acclaim, is working.
In two weeks of observing the U.S. military on the ground and interviewing commanders, strategists and intelligence officers, it’s apparent that the war has entered a new phase in its fifth year.
It is a phase with fresh promise yet the same old worry: Iraq may be too fractured to make whole.
Over at The Captains Quarters they point out that the once so called anomaly is starting to look more like a trend.