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August 06, 2007

Surging Support: CNNGallup Finds Public Belief in War Progress Rising From 22% To 31%

That number is not going to win Congressional disputes, let alone major wars. But it's a nice bump.

I note once again that this is due to the NYT's article by the Brookings guys.

This country's media -- even its conservative, contrarian media -- reflects and reacts to the agenda set by the NYT to an unhealthy, and quite unwarranted, degree.

Bonus: The poll also partly confirms the finding of a previously-noted NYT poll showing the public had softened on its long-held majority opinion that the decision to invade Iraq in the first place was a "mistake." Support for that proposition fell from 62% to 57%. The trend, at least, noted in the Times' poll is confirmed by a second poll; the numbers may not be perfectly in sync but the general finding does not seem to have been a mere fluke or one of those 1-in-20 just-plain-wacky polls.

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