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Foreign Policy: The Public Sends a Muddled Message

No Clear Directions for Policymakers
by Andrew Kohut, President, Pew Research Center

Both the White House and Congress face difficult decisions with respect to foreign policy in the final two years of Bush’s term. Yet, the polls suggest that policymakers can expect little in the way of clear guidance from the public. Opinion surveys find much in the way of public frustration, but little in the way of direction on the international and military front.

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