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Daily Roundup 1.11.07


  • CBS news re-interviewed 458 adults -- who were first interviewed last week -- immediately after President Bush's speech last night. Of these, about a third (n=179) watched the speech, and according to the CBS News release, "even they were not swayed very much by what he had to say." Thirty-seven percent (37%) of speech watchers approve of "the plans the President announced in his speech tonight concerning the war in Iraq" (story, results).

  • (New, 1:11 pm) A new ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted last night (a new national random sample of 502 adults) finds 36% of Americans support "Bush's proposal to send approximately 22,000 addition U.S. military forces into Iraq" while 61% oppose (ABC story, ABC results, Post story, Post results).

  • A new AP-Ipsos poll (conducted Monday through Wednesday) finds 70% of Americans oppose sending more troops to Iraq, while just 35% think it was right for the U.S. to go to war, "a new low in AP polling" (story, results).

  • Additional analysis from the recent Gallup Poll reveals 62% of Americans find the situation in Iraq to be "extremely important for the President and Congress to deal with this year." (analysis, video)

  • The latest Rasmussen Reports automated survey tests hypothetical Presidential contests between Sen. Joe Biden (D) and both Sen. John McCain (R) and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R). Biden trails both by double-digits.

 

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