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POLL: Americans Trust United Nations More Than Bush On Iran

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"POLL: Americans Trust United Nations More Than Bush On Iran"

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More bad news for President Bush: the latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll shows that Americans put more confidence in the United Nations to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons than they do the Bush administration.

How confident are you in the Bush administration’s ability to handle the situation in Iran?

– Very or Somewhat Likely: 45%
– Not Too Confident or Not At All Confident: 55%

How confident are you in the United Nations’ ability to handle the situation in Iran?

– Very or Somewhat Likely: 47%
– Not Too Confident or Not At All Confident: 51%

Two other responses from the poll explain why President Bush isn’t trusted. By nearly 40-point margins, Americans fear President Bush won’t do enough to address the problem, and that he’s likely to rush into war:

How concerned are you that the U.S. will not do enough to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons?

Very Concerned or Somewhat Concerned: 67%
– Not Too Concerned or Not Concerned At All: 30%

How concerned are you that the U.S. will be too quick to use military force in an attempt to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons?

Very Concerned or Somewhat Concerned: 69%
– Not Too Concerned or Not Concerned At All: 30%

Still figuring out how all this fits into Karl Rove’s “strong on defense” strategy for ’06. We’ll keep you posted.

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