Poll: A majority of Americans, including a plurality of Republicans, support Obama’s actions in Libya


Frankly, I’m a little surprised at the results of THIS POLL  from CBS News, especially with regard to responses from Republicans.

An excerpt:

A CBS News survey shows that exactly half of Americans approve of how President Obama is handling the situation in Libya, and just 29 percent disapprove. Twenty-one percent said they did not have an opinion.

President Obama receives more support from Republicans on this issue than he has on domestic issues such as the economy and the deficit. Forty-three percent of Republicans say they approve of how the President is handling the crisis in Libya, and 41 percent disapprove. A majority 66 percent of Mr. Obama’s Democratic voters said they approved, along with 43 percent of independents.

On another pressing international issue – the U.S. response to the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan — President Obama receives a much higher approval rating.



  1. RedRover

    No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.
    — attributed to H. L. Mencken.

  2. Milton Waddams

    Considering the American people’s understanding and respect for the Constitution or rather lack thereof, this poll isn’t that surprising at all. Exactly by what authority are we messing about in Libya again?

  3. Milton Waddams

    The ability of the unitary executive to commit an act of war takes us even farther down the road toward the rule of man over the rule of law. Does anyone see the irony in the act of tyranny to overthrow a tyrant? Not many in the US unfortunately. It’s getting warmer frogs…

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