1 in 5 Democrats a Fan of Defeat in Iraq

by Ryan on October 4, 2007

in Politics

According to a new Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll, 19% of Democrats say that the world would be better off if America lost the Iraq War.  Only 5% of Republicans feel that way.  73% of the American people in the poll disagree with what ostensibly amounts to the opinion of 1 in 5 Democrats.  The poll sampled 900 registered voters on September 25-26, with a 3% margin of error.

Does this come as a surprise to anyone?  Nearly all the anti-war talk comes from the Left, all the mixed messages and blatant ridicule of our troops comes from the Left too.  Many of them believe that American power is what’s wrong with the world and love dwelling in the poor-me guilt trip morass.  On the Right, you get the Ron Paul fringe, but mostly those who support victory and doing what it takes to endure long enough to ensure American victory.  What actually depresses me about this poll is that although a vast majority (73%) agree with the mainstream Republican point of view, the Democrats are still beating Republicans in these early head-to-head national polls.  If the Republican machine cannot get out there and spread the message and make contrasts effectively, we’re doomed next year.  It’s already going to be an uphill battle historically, but if the Dems are taken seriously on national security, we’re all in deep trouble.

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Mike October 4, 2007 at 7:27 pm

I think the poll means that 19 percent of Democrats are willing to admit they really think such a thing.

Jeanne Kirkpatrick called them out on their problem 23 years ago and it’s as true today as it was then: “they always blame America first.”


wickle October 4, 2007 at 11:47 pm

I’d love to hear the follow ups …

What would be good about the US losing?

Should we resurrect Hussein and put him back in office?


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