Friday, March 19, 2004

Scary poll of the day 

In the post I just finished on Pakistan, I wrote about the administration's infuriating PR tactic of assuming that "saying it will make it so." Nowhere has this tactic been more successful than in establishing the supposed "connection" between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda. Here's last month's Harris Poll (N=1,020 adults nationwide): "Do you believe clear evidence that Iraq was supporting al Qaeda has been found in Iraq, or not?"
Found: 47 %
Not Found: 38%
Not Sure: 15%
The truly amazing thing about these numbers is that they are virtually unchanged since last summer, despite key retractions by Wolfowitz and Bush in September.

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