Saturday, December 01, 2007

Public opinion tide shifts

Even with the "hush, hush, the surge is working" environment, the large ship of public opinion looks like it is shifting. From the Pew Poll in summary - but if you have time read the whole thing.

Don't bother trying to bother looking for articles on it though - nor look elsewhere for the graphs on you see here (from the report). Besides the Washington Times, they briefly mention the increasingly positive shift in the last 6 months, and then mention that "Bring the troops home as soon as possible" number hasn't changed and then go into a death review.

The best report is from the Washington Times, which explains in the details where Murtha's 180 on the surge may have come from.
Indeed, 48 percent of the respondents said the military effort is going well — up from 30 percent in a February survey, and the most positive finding in 14 months. Improvements are evident in both political parties as well. Previously, 51 percent of Republicans said the war was going well. The figure is now 74 percent.

Among Democrats, the figure once languished at 16 percent; it has since doubled to 33 percent.

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