Pundits, Democrats Can't Read Iraq Polls
by Chris Bowers, Thu Jun 22, 2006 at 03:37:07 PM EDT
This conclusion, however, flies in the face of surveys by all major polling firms, as E&P has chronicled over the past two years. Some people say Democrats only do what polls tell them to do. I disagree, and I think our sluggish stance on Iraq shows this. The fact is that whenever polling firms stray away from the Bush administration sanctioned question on Iraq, polls show overwhelming majorities of Americans favor starting troop withdrawal. The article above goes on to cite just a few of the most recent examples of this.
Perhaps Democrats in DC have simply become so mired down in the conservative dominated culture of power that has developed there that they are unable to realize what a tremendous winning issue Iraq withdrawal is for them in virtually every state and district in the country. Let's hope they can return to the reality-based community before its too late, but with only twelve Democrats (plus Jeffords) voting for the Feingold--Kerry amendment, I'm not holding my breath.