British Poll: U.S. more a threat than Iraq - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-11-2003, 12:47 PM   #1
Blue Crack Addict
 
anitram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 16,297
Local Time: 11:08 PM
British Poll: U.S. more a threat than Iraq

From here:

Quote:
Poll: U.S. more a threat than Iraq
Tuesday, February 11, 2003 Posted: 11:55 AM EST (1655 GMT)

Half of respondents see Blair as Bush's "lapdog," the poll showed


LONDON, England (CNN) -- The British public believes the United States and North Korea are bigger threats to world peace than Iraq, a survey released on Tuesday shows.

Despite the global drama surrounding Iraq, three out of four Britons no longer see it as a major danger, according to the Channel 4 News poll.

The percentage of people who see Iraq as a threat has fallen to 23 percent from 40 percent in November.

Meanwhile, concern over North Korea, which has said it is resurrecting its nuclear weapons program, increased from 4 percent to 27 percent.

The perception of danger from the United States grew from 27 percent to 32 percent.

A majority, 61 percent, said they were convinced Iraq possesses banned weapons and that steps should be taken to keep them from falling into the hands of terrorists.

About the same percentage of respondents, 62 percent, said they would support the use of force against Iraq if a majority of U.N. Security Council members voted for it.

Half of the people survey said a war against Iraq would be wrong because of the loss of Iraqi civilian lives.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair's reputation took a hit in the poll.

Half see him as U.S. President George W. Bush's "lapdog," up from 46 percent in November. Blair also is seen as less trustworthy than before, scoring 4.1 on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being most trustworthy. His previous score in the Channel 4 poll was 4.7.

In other results:

40 percent of respondents see Iraqi President Saddam Hussein as a fairly big threat, but an equal percentage -- slightly more than last year -- see him as a fairly small threat; 71 percent see him as an evil dictator

61 percent of those surveyed were unconvinced by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation on Iraq to the U.N. Security Council last week

Of the 61 percent, 40 percent felt the evidence presented by Powell was genuine but doesn't prove anything; 21 percent felt the information was false.

YouGov questioned 2,300 people online between February 7 and 10. That sample was drawn from 3,213 people who participated in the survey last November.

According to the surveyers, raw data was weighted to represent the democratic profile of all British adults.

Channel 4 said the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
__________________

__________________
anitram is offline  
Old 02-11-2003, 12:51 PM   #2
Bordering Purgatory
 
Flag Pole Pear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 794
Local Time: 10:08 PM
LOL.

hurry in, lets get all the spin doctors and the propaganda kings to turn this into a "well the world is actually behind the us on this issue" thread.

i mean afterall, those people surely dont know what theyre talkign about cause the un passed blah blah blah...

you know what we need? we need achtung bubba back. wasnt he the beaut who coined the phrase "compassionate bombing"? brilliant!

dubya and his cronies/puppets do good work. super!
__________________

__________________
you could have it all
my empire of dirt
i will let you down
i will make you hurt
Flag Pole Pear is offline  
Old 02-11-2003, 01:03 PM   #3
Blue Crack Addict
 
nbcrusader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 22,071
Local Time: 08:08 PM
Where is Neville Chamberlain when you need him!
__________________
nbcrusader is offline  
Old 02-11-2003, 02:04 PM   #4
Bordering Purgatory
 
Flag Pole Pear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 794
Local Time: 10:08 PM
haha
__________________
you could have it all
my empire of dirt
i will let you down
i will make you hurt
Flag Pole Pear is offline  
Old 02-11-2003, 04:33 PM   #5
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 8,876
Local Time: 04:08 AM
Who put Tony Blair the "lapdog" in power by the way? The people responding to this poll.
__________________
STING2 is offline  
Old 02-11-2003, 04:35 PM   #6
Bordering Purgatory
 
Flag Pole Pear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 794
Local Time: 10:08 PM
the people did, but they were fooled. he is not nearly the same guy people thought he would be.

he has to be the biggest puppet on the world stage in 60 years.
__________________

__________________
you could have it all
my empire of dirt
i will let you down
i will make you hurt
Flag Pole Pear is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com