Saturday, October 13, 2007

Utahns want out of Iraq

Despite their apparent fealty to George W. Bush, Utahns want their soldiers home...the only question is how soon. Of course, you wouldn't know that from reading the Deseret News headline "Iraq exit splits Utahns: Support for war slipping — even in reddest state." The Utah Republican Party Morning News' Editor-in-Chief is not only the brother of one of the most loyal Bush supporters, but also got to attend the super secret conservative cabal meeting, wrote the distorting headline. Doesn't that sound like half want to stay indefinitely, but the other half want out soon? But in reality.
A Deseret Morning News/KSL-TV poll by Dan Jones & Associates found that 49 percent of Utahns do not want U.S. troops out of Iraq within one year, while 43 percent said troops should be out of Iraq by the end of the next 12 months.
The survey found that 41 percent of those polled want troops out within one year, 30 percent said two or three years, and 5 percent said within five years. A hard-core 7 percent opposed troop removal even within five years. Sixteen percent didn't know.

That means 71 percent of Utahns in the poll said they want U.S. troops out of Iraq within three years, and few Utahns would support troops staying longer.
After hearing that Bush was still over 50 percent in Utah, I was a little depressed about how Utahns seemed to be impervious to all of the horrible things Bush has done, but this poll gives me hope. In the only state in the union where Bush's approval rating is higher than his disapproval rating, they still want out soon. A plurality within a year, a super majority with three years.

Rocky, the Washington Square protesters, and the Thursday afternoon federal building protesters don't seem so radical anymore, do they?

1 comment:

RudiZink said...

Got news for ya's:

The Editor in Chief is no longer a Republican.

"The decision to go to it had nothing to do with the conservative nature of it," he said. "But I understand completely. People think, 'Joe is a Republican, Joe is a conservative.' By the way, I'm not a Republican anymore."

He said he is no longer registered as a GOP voter.

Too funny.