Friday, September 15, 2006

Poll Finds Support for Iran Strike

The Wall Street Journal:
In new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 54% say U.S. should strike militarily if necessary to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Support reaches 62% if U.S. joins international coalition.

Military officials warn a successful strike might only set back Iran’s program, not halt it, and prompt Iranian retaliation in Iraq. Buteven people who are for troop withdrawals” from Iraq back military action through a coalition, says Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducts Journal/NBC survey with Republican Bill McInturff.

Though Independents and Republicans would back unilateral strike, Democrats are opposed.