By the standards of Republican talking points, it's a cut-and-run nation.
A new Gallup poll released today revealed another upward bump in the number of Americans who now want a complete U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq in the next 12 months.
That number now stands at 55%, with 19% supporting immediate withdrawal and another 36% wanting it done by August 2007.
"While the percentage of Americans who favor a withdrawal of all U.S. troops either now or within a year is not a supermajority, it is a majority, suggesting that the Democratic leadership is speaking to an issue that resonates with many Americans," Frank Newport, director of the Gallup Poll, writes today.
After all the "cut and run" and "retreat and defeat" smears, all the talk about "waving the white flag," and all the GOP arguments about the merit in "staying the course," a majority of the country still thinks Dems are right and Republicans are wrong about the war.
--Guest Post by Steve Benen, The Carpetbagger Report