U.S. Politics Dec. 12, 2006

Baker-Hamilton Report Evokes Modest Public Interest

The public has grown more negative about the situation in Iraq and President Bush’s handling of the war. Half of Americans now believe the war in Iraq will turn out to be another Vietnam, while just a third think that the U.S. will accomplish its goals there.

U.S. Politics Dec. 6, 2006

Civil War: What’s in a Name?

A mostly insiders-only debate about whether Iraq is in a state of civil war broke out into the open last week when two major news organizations announced that they would henceforth refer to the conflict as a civil war. According to polling in September by the Pew Research Center, much of the public had already reached that conclusion.

U.S. Politics Oct. 5, 2006

Iraq Looms Large in a Nationalized Election

A new poll finds dismay about U.S. military action in Iraq at its highest level since the war began and many voters say the issue will be primary in their ballot decisions come November. Resignation of Rep. Foley has little impact so far.

U.S. Politics Sep. 14, 2006

Democrats Hold Solid Lead; Strong Anti-Incumbent, Anti-Bush Mood

Voters view the coming elections through the prism of national issues and concerns

U.S. Politics Aug. 17, 2006

Voters Focus on Domestic Issues, Despite Crises Abroad

War in Lebanon, widening violence in Iraq and the foiled airline terror plot failed to produce big changes in attitudes toward Israel or President Bush while economic worries continue to dominate the voting agenda.

U.S. Politics Jul. 26, 2006

Americans’ Support for Israel Unchanged by Recent Hostilities

A new Pew poll conducted July 6-19 finds little change in public sympathy for Israel in its dispute with the Palestinians, while Americans remain dissatisfied with the state of the nation and with the president’s performance.

Pew Research Center Jul. 19, 2006

The U.S. Public’s Pro-Israel History

A substantial plurality of the American public has been steadfast in its support for Israel as the intensity of armed conflict in the Middle East has waxed and waned through the years.

U.S. Politics Jun. 22, 2006

A Small Boost for Bush

Americans are more optimistic about the U.S. achieving its goals in Iraq.

Global Jun. 14, 2006

America’s Image Slips

The 2006 Pew Global Attitudes survey finds that America’s image has again slipped in most of the 15 countries surveyed and support for the U.S.-led war on terrorism has declined even among close U.S. allies such as Japan.

U.S. Politics May. 15, 2006

The Iraq-Vietnam Difference

This time, the opposition runs strongly along party lines.