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A new poll conducted in 68 countries around the world asked people which nation is the greatest threat to world peace.  Guess who handily beat Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and North Korea to take the title? 
USA!  USA!
(via Guess who’s number one. | GlobalPost)

A new poll conducted in 68 countries around the world asked people which nation is the greatest threat to world peace.  Guess who handily beat Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and North Korea to take the title?

USA!  USA!

(via Guess who’s number one. | GlobalPost)

The Obama administration has done it.  In a country where its impossible to get people to agree on anything, 82% of Americans are now united in opposition to the war in Afghanistan. 
(via CNN Poll: Afghanistan war arguably most unpopular in U.S. history – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs)

The Obama administration has done it.  In a country where its impossible to get people to agree on anything, 82% of Americans are now united in opposition to the war in Afghanistan.

(via CNN Poll: Afghanistan war arguably most unpopular in U.S. history – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs)

Mitt Romney’s speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last week received a lower score than any presidential candidate’s convention speech since the poll starting asking the question in 1996, according to the polling firm Gallup.

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Most Egyptians distrust the United States and want to renegotiate their peace treaty with Israel, according to a new poll by the Pew Global Attitudes Project.

But, as Michael Birnbaum of the Washington Post notes, “only 31 percent say they sympathize with fundamentalists, while 30 percent say they sympathize with those who disagree with fundamentalists. An additional 26 percent said they had mixed views.

The poll is the first comprehensive look at attitudes of Egyptians since protests forced President Hosni Mubarak to end his 30-year reign in February.”

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Nearly three-quarters of Americans say Obama should withdraw a  “substantial number” of combat troops from Afghanistan this summer, the  deadline he set to begin pulling out some forces. Only 39 percent of  respondents, however, say they expect him to withdraw large numbers.
via www.washingtonpost.com

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say Obama should withdraw a “substantial number” of combat troops from Afghanistan this summer, the deadline he set to begin pulling out some forces. Only 39 percent of respondents, however, say they expect him to withdraw large numbers.

via www.washingtonpost.com