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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:55 PM
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POLL: OPPOSITION TO IRAQ WAR GROWING IN SOUTHERN STATES
POLL: OPPOSITION TO IRAQ WAR GROWING IN SOUTHERN STATES

Regions attitudes marked by "sadness," reluctance to endure future war costs

DURHAM, N.C. Despite strong early support for the Iraq war in the South, the regions opposition to the war now matches national levels - and by some measures frustration is higher in the South than elsewhere in the country. Those are the findings of a new public opinion poll run by the Institute for Southern Studies and the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University.

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The survey reveals that Southerners, after showing disproportionate support for the war early on, now doubt U.S. policy in Iraq just as strongly as people in other regions of the country, and in some cases more so. Among the findings:

*** 57% of Southerners believe the U.S. "should have stayed out of Iraq," compared to 44% who think the U.S. "did the right thing" by taking military action. Nationally, 58% of the public believes the U.S. should have stayed out and 43% now agree with military action.

*** Southerners are skeptical about the goals of the Iraq mission. 29% of Southerners agree with the Bush Administrations position that "Iraq is the central front in the war on terrorism," compared to 25% nationally. But 30% in Southern states - the same as the national average - believe the main reason the U.S. is in Iraq is "to ensure access to oil."

more at:
http://southernstudies.org/2006/10/south-and-iraq.asp
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:56 PM
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1. Sadly.....I have a feeling that a lot of Southern folks kids and
family members are getting killed in Iraq......and memories of the Vietnam war are starting to resurface...
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:56 PM
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2. Welcome back to reality!
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ktowntennesseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:57 PM
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3. Even the most expensive "God Bless America" magnets
and bumper stickers start to fade after a while.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:23 PM
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4. Yes but for different reasons
They say we should have stayed out because it is so damaging to the GOP not because of all the death and destruction created. They don't give one wit about Iraqis or any Arabs but they care about their beloved Republican Party and they realize how much damage has been done by the incompetence of their foreign policy. They will still vote Republican no matter how many people are destroyed in the world..
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