Carol Platt Liebau: CNN's Poll on Petraeus

Friday, August 17, 2007

CNN's Poll on Petraeus

There is no doubt there is a war being waged on General Petraeus by some on the left in anticipation of his September report. It is not all occurring on leftwing blogs either -- some of the activity is a little more nuanced. Radio Blogger takes a look at a CNN poll about the public's trust of Petraeus.
CNN released a new opinion poll today, and it appears that the slime campaign on General David Petraeus has now officially begun with a month to go before his report to Congress. CNN claimed on their Situation Room that only 28% of responders would be more likely to support the war if Petraeus reports the surge is showing signs of progress, 72% wouldn't. And worse news, if one were to believe this poll, only 43% of those polled trusted Petraeus to give an accurate report in September, while 53% said they don't trust the top U.S. military commander in Iraq.
Read it all.

Cross-posted at Wizbang.


Blogger Chepe Noyon said...

It is truly a sad situation when the American people no longer trust the Administration to tell the truth. But whom do we blame for this breakdown of trust: the American people or the Administration?

10:36 AM  
Blogger randron said...

For more than six years, this administration has shaded the truth, dissembled, misled, and outright lied to the citizens of our beloved country. No longer is the question, "Does our government lie?," now, the question is, "When do they EVER tell the truth?" The fact that Petraeus has given major interviews primarily to known right-wing news venues (Hugh Hewitt, Fox News, etc.) tends to give credence to the population's reservations regarding the General's truthiness.

You're right to lament America's lack of trust of it's leaders, both civilian and military, but in the immortal words of a brilliant leader of a once great nation, "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

7:31 AM  

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