Friday, May 11, 2007

Latest Iraq poll and threatdown

The latest Rasmussen Report says that only 28% of American voters think that the War in Iraq will succeed:

"Just 28% of Likely Voters now believe that history will judge the U.S. mission in Iraq a success. That’s a five-point decline over the past month and matches the lowest level of confidence ever measured. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% believe history will judge the mission a failure. That’s up from 49% last month. Only 25% think things will get better in Iraq over the next six months. That’s down from 30% in April. Forty-seven percent (47%) expect things to get worse..."

Rasmussen polls skew to the right (which is why they're used by the White House); note the use of the term "War on Terror" in reference to the War in Iraq. (Skew? Hell, "War On Terror", that's Faux News material!) It's likely that the reality is even more dismal.

The poll numbers seem to bear out the message that 11 GOP congressmen took to the White House earlier this week: that Georgie no longer has any credibility, that their constituents expect the war to fail and that they want the US to get out of it. Maybe it's just a coincidence that in this same week two terrorist plots have been discovered: one in New Joisey, and one today in Germany, with more likely to come as Homeland Security sweeps up all the chat-room jihadists. While somewhere in the mountains of Hindu Kush, bin Laden clicks on "send" and fires off an IM that says "ROTFLMAO".