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What Would You Tell Him?

As quirky poll questions go, this is actually kind of interesting. What would Americans say to President Bush if they could talk to him about the sit

As quirky poll questions go, this is actually kind of interesting.

What would Americans say to President Bush if they could talk to him about the situation in Iraq for 15 minutes?

The majority of Americans — if they could literally file through the Oval Office and talk to the man they elected to be the top executive and commander in chief of the country — would tell President Bush to focus on developing an exit strategy from Iraq and removing U.S. troops from that country. A smaller group of one in four would tell the president to stay the course or even to be more aggressive in Iraq. Six percent would tell the president to own up to his mistakes in Iraq and apologize. About 7% would advise the president to work with study groups or the United Nations to figure out a solution to the Iraq dilemma. Only 5% would have nothing to say to Bush about what Americans’ currently rank as the nation’s most important problem.

The real fun, though, is reading over the literal responses to the question. Dan Froomkin has examples

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