Campaign 2008: Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Set to be released next week, a new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, conducted in association with the Council on Foreign Relations, examines American priorities on key foreign policy issues from terrorism to human rights, and reports on perceptions of the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan. What do these attitudes mean for U.S. foreign policy in the campaign and the next administration? Please join Andrew Kohut, Marvin Kalb, and Margaret Warner to discuss the pollís findings and reflect on its implications for policy.
A Pew Research Center polling report shows that the public focus is predominantly domestic and economic, while still keeping a wary eye on Iran and related security issues.
Alexander Burns writes that polling numbers are often contradictory, with irrationality transcending both party lines and opinions of the president.
Hector Becerra of the Los Angeles Times identifies the importance of the use of Spanish by speakers at both the Republican and Democratic national conventions as both parties hope to connect with Latino voters.