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Full question: "Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree that the U.S. Should the Expand War on Terrorism and Go After Saddam Hussein?" Note: I have a copy of the full polling data. Please do let me know if you'd like to receive it as an attached jpeg file. - Nathaniel ***************************** http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=495 Released: October 25, 2001 New Reuters/Zogby poll reveals: Most Americans want to go after Saddam Hussein; Strong overall approval, confidence in President Bush; Majority says air security is responsibility of the federal government; Nearly 1 in 5 say country unprepared for germ warfare attack Americans strongly agree that the U.S. should expand the war on terrorism and go after Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, a new Reuters/Zogby Poll reveals. The poll of 1,023 registered voters nationwide conducted October 23-24, shows that a majority (56%) “strongly agrees” that the U.S. should pursue Saddam Hussein, while 18% “somewhat agree.” Included are majorities of Democrats (69% agree, 28% disagree), Republicans (83% agree, 14% disagree) and Independents (71% agree, 26% disagree). At the same time 12% “somewhat disagree” and 10% “strongly disagree,” while 4% remain unsure. The nationwide poll has an error margin of +/-3.2%. President Bush’s overall job performance rating remains strong with 78% showing a positive rating and 20% negative. In addition, confidence in President Bush’s handling of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon also remains high with 85% showing a positive response and 13% negative. Again, in his overall ability to handle this crisis, 75% are confident in his ability, compared to 17% who say they are a little nervous, and 7% who say they are very nervous. Respondents overwhelmingly agree (77%) that the Federal Government has taken adequate measures to protect public safety at U.S. airports. Seven in ten (70%) also agree that hiring security staff at U.S. airports should be a responsibility of the Federal government - in agreement are 75% of Democrats, 63% of Republicans and 71% of Independents. Overall, one in four (25%) feel hiring security is the responsibility of a private agency. While 5% feel it would be an impossible accomplishment if terrorists decided to hijack U.S. planes again, at the same time, 24% say it would be very difficult, 49% somewhat difficult, 14% somewhat easy and 6% say it would be a very easy accomplishment. More than three in five (63%) agree that the federal government has taken adequate precautions to protect the public from biological terrorism. Another 34% disagrees. At the same time, 8% say the U.S. is not at all prepared to withstand a germ warfare attack and 64% say the U.S. is somewhat prepared – 12% say we are very well prepared while 5% say we are extremely well prepared. In the ability of state and federal authorities to prepare for or guard against such an attack, 8% rate them as extremely well, 26% say very well, 50% say fair and 13% say they are poorly prepared. ***************************** Nathaniel Hurd Associate Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) 162 Montague Street, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA Tel.: 718-237-9145, x 21 Fax: 718-237-9147 Mobile: 917-407-3389 Personal E-Fax: 707-221-7449 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.cesr.org/ Afghanistan Factsheets: http://www.cesr.org/Emergency%20Response/afghanfactsheets.htm *The contents of this message may contain personal views which are not the views of ISP, unless specifically stated* -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com CASI's website - www.casi.org.uk - includes an archive of all postings.