Do You Agree With Obama Or McCain About Iraq?

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A new poll shows voters are split over John McCain and Barack Obama on Iraq.

The Associated Press-Yahoo News poll says a strong majority of those surveyed think the Iraq war was wrong, but more find McCain better suited to deal with it than Obama, by a margin of 39% to 33%.

The hate-the-war, love-the warrior theme runs through the electorate: more than one in five of those who say they oppose the war also say they support McCain for president.

The sentiment does not discriminate by gender or by age. Most significantly, it splits independent voters in favor of McCain.

Unlike 2004, this election is not framed as one about national security. The economy and energy prices are pre-eminent in the minds of voters, and on those issues, Obama has the edge.

But one voter also says "we're kind of stuck" with Iraq and "we have to finish" -- prompting one Republican pollster to call those types of voters "nose-holders."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by michael Location: colorado springs on Jun 27, 2008 at 07:04 PM
    I feel Mccain is better suited for role as president during a time of war. Not only does he have the experience but he is also a veteran and has loved ones who are serving. He is the father of a service member and he knows what is best not only for our country but most important I feel he will take care of the men and women in uniform. Obama has no experience and his voting record shows he cannot be trusted and I feel our country will be worse off than what it is now. People like Obama and Clinton will say what people want to hear and believe to get what they want. They don't care about the american soldier or its people.
  • by Haleia Location: cs on Jun 27, 2008 at 08:07 AM
    I disagree, military requirement would exclude many good and dedicated people who chose a career in Public Service. I would agree no person in politics should be part of any committee that is related to military issues.
  • by russ Location: coloradosprings on Jun 26, 2008 at 10:49 PM
    I agree with SGM James there realy should not be anyone in the white house that does not have prior military experiance.I also think that this experiance should be in a combat M.O.S.AT least 4years active this way they can understand how things work and how frustrating serving can be somtimes.Also I would like to say thank you SGM James for your service.
  • by SGM James Location: C/S on Jun 26, 2008 at 05:01 PM
    NO and I mean NO political figure has any business in office unless he/she has served in the active duty military!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 26, 2008 at 04:59 PM
    I am voting for MCCain no news mediai will change my vote.. HE is the only one fit for the job. I reather vote for a man that is a veteran and has experience .. Obama does not seem trustworthy to me at all.
  • by Haleia Location: cs on Jun 25, 2008 at 11:54 AM
    I would prefer McCain, he's been consistent on his stance on the Iraq issues - no matter if I agree with it or not - I will know what it is. Obama positions changes to mold whatever group he is speaking to or whether he was in a red or blue state. He's an engaging speaker because he plays to the crowd without regard to remember what he said last week on an issue
  • by lex Location: Colorado on Jun 25, 2008 at 09:03 AM
    I feel McCain has the military Know how. He has more time in service to in the military and government. Over all I trust him. I think Obama has been caught in to many lies and flip and flops.
  • by tom espinosa Location: colo springs,co 80911 on Jun 25, 2008 at 08:18 AM
    I do not agree with niether of them.
  • by Jon Location: Colo Springs on Jun 25, 2008 at 07:47 AM
    "Do You Agree With Obama Or McCain About Iraq?" Is this supposed to be a poll?
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