NEW JERSEYANS DIVIDED ON WAR WITH IRAQ; BUSH JOB APPROVAL DOWN TO PRE-9/11 LEVELS

Posted at 12:01 am February 5, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, George W. Bush, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Secretary of State Colin Powell will be addressing the United Nations today, trying to convince the world that war with Iraq is necessary. He has to convince New Jerseyans, too. Residents of the Garden State are deeply divided on the issue. A needle-thin majority of 50 percent favor taking military action in Iraq, and just 29 percent would favor such a campaign if it were to be conducted without the support of the United States’ major allies. Half have doubts that President George W. Bush has sufficiently made the case for military force in Iraq, and his job approval rating has dropped to its lowest level since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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