Some interesting crosstab data from a recent Rasmussen poll on the question of withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq. 59% of all Americans favour withdrawal either immediately or within a year, including 39% of Republicans. How is it possible that almost four out of every ten Republicans want out of Iraq, and yet the one candidate who promises to do just that receives virtually no support in polling?
Other remarkable numbers were these: strongest support for “staying until the mission is complete” comes from married people (42%), investors (43%) and those earning between $40-60K (48%). Support for continuing the war weakens on either side of that income level, being weakest among those earning less than $20K (18%) and relatively weak among both the $20-40K earners and the 100K+ earners.