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FOX News Poll: Iraq and Iran (74%: world is safer w/o Saddam)
FoxNews ^ | March 17, 2006 | Dana Blanton

Posted on 03/17/2006 8:39:25 PM PST by FairOpinion

More than seven in 10 Americans (74 percent) agree that the United States and the world are safer today without Saddam Hussein in power, including 56 percent that "strongly" agree. These results have remained fairly stable over time and are in line with surveys conducted in 2004 and 2005.

While opinion on whether the Iraqis are better off has been consistently positive, it has moved around a bit. Currently, a clear 59 percent majority of Americans think the Iraqi people are better off today because of the U.S.-led military action, the same number as in early 2005, but down from 64 percent in mid-2005 and a high of 74 percent (March 2004).

If diplomacy fails, 54 percent of Americans support using air strikes only to stop Iran from getting nukes, up from 51 percent in January, and 42 percent support using air strikes and ground troops, down from 46 percent. The portion supporting the use of "whatever military force is necessary" dropped 9 percentage points, from 59 percent in January to 50 percent today.

Opinion Dynamics Corporation conducted the national telephone poll of 900 registered voters for FOX News on March 14-15.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 3rdanniversary; iran; iraq; poll; pollsoniraq
What a big difference between polls of registered voters vs. "adulats", where they oversample Dems, without having to admit to it.

This is a poll of registered voters, and 74% understand that we are better off today, as a result of our action in Iraq. Bad news for the Dems.

1 posted on 03/17/2006 8:39:28 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

Bump!


2 posted on 03/17/2006 8:55:10 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: FairOpinion

More than one person in four polled think the world was safer with Saddam.

Lunatics


3 posted on 03/17/2006 8:57:41 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: sully777

WITHOUT Saddam!

74% thinkm the word is safer as a result of us removing Saddam.


4 posted on 03/17/2006 9:00:51 PM PST by FairOpinion (Democrats' Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to any and all enemies.)
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To: sully777

"More than one person in four polled think the world was safer with Saddam.

Lunatics"

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Sorry, MY mistake, I misread your post. I realize you were referring to the 26% of idiots who didn't agree that the world is safer today without Saddam. I bet they are all Democrats.


5 posted on 03/17/2006 9:02:45 PM PST by FairOpinion (Democrats' Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to any and all enemies.)
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To: FairOpinion

I think ya burnt my biscuits


6 posted on 03/17/2006 9:21:24 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: FairOpinion

This poll also has Pres. Bush's approval @ 39%

Congress @ 29%

Pres.Bush lame duck = 53%

Which party do you trust protecting against terrorism Rats=30 Repubs=39. Independents were 35% Repubs, 14% Rats.

more in the pdf here http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/poll_031606.pdf

People polled: Rats 37% Repubs 36%


7 posted on 03/17/2006 9:22:38 PM PST by stylin19a (Do you still have sex or are you already playing golf?)
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To: stylin19a

I like to quote the TV media approval rating of 19% vs Bush at 39%. Look who's talking!


8 posted on 03/17/2006 10:00:36 PM PST by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: stylin19a
Yeah, and as quoted above it also says this...

If diplomacy fails, 54 percent of Americans support using air strikes only to stop Iran from getting nukes, up from 51 percent in January,

Which is interpreted to mean they favor pre-emptive strikes but..

and 42 percent support using air strikes and ground troops, down from 46 percent.

And here we have...The portion supporting the use of "whatever military force is necessary" dropped 9 percentage points, from 59 percent in January to 50 percent today.

So only 42% support ground troops, but 50% support whatever is necessary?

In summary...if I take this poll and all like it seriously? I find the American people a) need therapy b) this poll is junk.

Really, truly, and with all sincerity I've damn well had it with polls that obviously contradict themselves and are nothing more than products of a manufactured news environment. This is why pols are idiots to base their lives around them. You could go mad trying to reconcile the irreconcilable.

9 posted on 03/17/2006 10:06:54 PM PST by Soul Seeker (House Republicans Send a message: All Arabs are Genetically pre-disposed to terrorism)
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To: Soul Seeker

amen..

The pdf says poll questions are being saved for later.
I wonder what that's about ?


10 posted on 03/17/2006 10:28:53 PM PST by stylin19a (Do you still have sex or are you already playing golf?)
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To: FairOpinion

My kingdom for the day that CNN reports 74 percent of Americans prefer that Saddam Hussein no longer controls Iraq.

Hahahaha, who am I kidding?!?!?!


11 posted on 03/18/2006 12:04:56 AM PST by Emmet Fitzhume (Democrats need adult supervision at all times.)
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To: Emmet Fitzhume

Agree. Not for a second do I believe the recent approval rating of Pres. Bush. IMO, polls are always doctored, manipulated, and otherwise skewed to fit someone's agenda. Someone who hates our Christian President and everything else Christian.


12 posted on 03/18/2006 12:13:14 AM PST by dimmer-rats stealvotes (Catching onto the FOX Fonies)
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To: stylin19a
Independents were 35% Repubs, 14% Rats.

That's a pretty strong independent swing to the GOP side of the issue. I wonder how many of those are disaffected former Republican party members?

13 posted on 03/18/2006 12:16:40 AM PST by Mojave
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To: FairOpinion

How can this be? Saddam had no WMDs.


14 posted on 03/18/2006 1:35:33 AM PST by Once-Ler (Principled conservatives don't vote for $trillion budgets and blame Dubya for signing them.)
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To: Soul Seeker

I look at this poll and I'm encouraged. The American people know Iran is a problem that won't go away. Bush only now is starting to make the case Iran can't be allowed to have nukes....period. Next will come his making the case that sacrifices will have to be made to stop them from getting them.


15 posted on 03/18/2006 2:50:23 AM PST by Dog
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To: BlueAngel

bttt


16 posted on 03/18/2006 2:59:34 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: stylin19a

17 posted on 03/18/2006 4:48:10 AM PST by GRRRRR (ACLU, Hitliary and DemonRats are the Enemies of AMERICA and FREEDOM)
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To: FairOpinion
the 26% of idiots who didn't agree that the world is safer today without Saddam. I bet they are all Democrats.

They are most likely the Democrats with the biggest, loudest mouths, who kept trying to convince everyone that deposing Saddam was a bad idea. They would have a hard time admitting they were wrong. A liberal relative of mine wanted to send me money to buy a ticket to see Fahrenheit 911, after I said I refused to give money to Michael Moore. I had to explain to her that I didn't even want to give her money to Moore.

18 posted on 03/18/2006 5:50:26 AM PST by syriacus (The stench of hypocrisy -- Beijing's smugglers can run our terminals, but Dubai can't get a hearing)
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To: FairOpinion
I'd like to ask American voters whether they are unhappy with the French and German governments, which did not help remove Saddam.

Why did the "Coalition of the Willing" have to suffer all the losses in removing a madman who tortured his citizens and thumbed his nose at the UN regulations?

19 posted on 03/18/2006 5:57:47 AM PST by syriacus (The stench of hypocrisy -- Beijing's smugglers can run our terminals, but Dubai can't get a hearing)
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To: syriacus
Pre-War "containment" of Saddam failed more and more, each day.
1. The oil-for-food program was corrupt
2. The weapons inspections were a farce
3. US and allied planes were targeted
4. Uninspected flights to Baghdad gutted the sanctions
5. Terrorists were training in Iraq
6. Saddam supported terrorism - $25,000 to each family of a suicide bomber (Thanks, Prost1).
7. Saddam brutalized our fellow human beings
Saddam was thumbing his nose at decent people as he rewarded his collaborators.
20 posted on 03/18/2006 6:11:58 AM PST by syriacus (The stench of hypocrisy -- Beijing's smugglers can run our terminals, but Dubai can't get a hearing)
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To: sully777

Panda with flamethrower! LOL! May I borrow?


21 posted on 03/18/2006 5:59:04 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie, because he didn't bake one.)
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