March 30, 2011
WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ A new poll published on Wednesday found nearly half of Americans were opposed to US military involvement in Libya, reflecting tricky political ground being navigated by President Barack Obama.
But the Quinnipiac University survey also found that most voters were confident the US mission to shield civilians from Moamer Kadhafi could succeed, though there was an undercurrent of concern about a long engagement.
Qunnipiac also uncovered warning signs for Obama over his wider political prospects, with its survey recording its lowest-ever approval rating for the president — 42 percent — down from 46 percent earlier this month.
Respondents also said by a margin of 50 to 41 percent that Obama did not deserve to be re-elected in 2012.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 8:59 am