Sunday, February 02, 2003

A look at who supports expected Iraqi war By THOMAS HARGROVE Scripps Howard News Service January 31, 2003 - Twenty-three percent of the 1,039 adult residents of the United States answered "absolutely certain" when asked: "What if the United States sends troops to Iraq to force it to disarm its weapons of mass destruction? Would you be absolutely certain, pretty certain or not certain that our involvement is correct?"
Entire nation 23
Men 30
Women 17
18-24 24
25-44 24
45-64 22
65 or older 24
Not A High School Graduate 17
Graduated High School 23
Attended Some College 28
College Graduate 21
Post Graduate Studies 23
Northeast 17
South 28
Midwest 23
West 21
Lives in major city 23
Smaller city 23
Suburb 23
Rural area 23
Income Below $25,000 21
25,000 to $40,000 22
40,000 to $60,000 22
60,000 to $80,000 22
Above $80,000 27
White 26
African-American 18
Hispanic 10
Asian-American 15
Single, no children 17
Married, no children 24
Single with children 24
Married with children 26
Very Conservative 39
Somewhat Conservative 26
Middle of the Road 20
Somewhat Liberal 11
Very Liberal 20
Strong Democrat 18
Lean Toward the Democrats 12
Independent 20
Lean Toward the Republicans 26
Strong Republican 46
(Source: National survey of 1,039 residents of the United States conducted by Scripps Howard News Service and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University from Jan. 17-30.)
That last one is especially interesting. Even amongst "Strong Republicans" Bush has only been able to convince 46% of them that attacking Iraq is absolutely the correct thing to do.

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