Less Than One Quarter Support Obama’s Libya Bombardment
End game looks close as US, French push toward “coup de grace”
July 12, 2011
A new Rasmussen poll reveals that less than one quarter of voters believe that the US should continue military action in Libya.
The survey of 1,000 likely voters, conducted on July 10-11, shows that support for Obama’s “kinetic military action” against the Qaddafi regime and the people of Libya has fallen by a huge nineteen percentage points since late March, when forty three percent expressed support following a televised speech by the president.
The White House has been loathe to admit the fact that the attack on Libya is a war as it would stymy the billions of dollars the Pentagon has creatively shifted around to fund the bombardment. The conflict has also opened up Obama to potential impeachment charges for his flagrant violation of the constitution in not seeking Congressional approval for the campaign, against the advice of his own constitutional lawyers.
Two weeks ago Obama delivered probably the most arrogant statement thus far betraying his open hostility to the rule of law, churlishly dismissing criticism from Congress and remarking, “I don’t even have to get to the Constitutional question.”
Now just twenty four percent of likely voters say they still support the NATO led aggression, with forty four percent firmly against further action and thirty two percent undecided.
Less than a quarter also believe that Libya is a vital national security interest for the US, with an overwhelming majority of Seventy-five percent of all voters agreeing with the statement “the United States should not commit its forces to military action overseas unless the cause is vital to our national interest.”
Just over a third rate the Obama administration’s handling of the Libya conflict as good or excellent, with twenty seven percent rating the administration’s performance as poor.