Voters Trust McCain More on Iraq

Posted June 25, 2008 at 7:49am

Today’s analysis of an Associated Press/Yahoo poll has counter-intuitive findings. While a majority of Americans are opposed to the Iraq war, and John McCain supports it, more say McCain would do a better job in handling the war than Barack Obama would, 39-33 percent.

AP reporter Jim Kuhnhenn calls it “the hate-the-war, love-the warrior strain (that) runs through the American electorate.”

Among undecided voters, McCain leads Obama 25-15 percent on dealing with the war. And, he also did better among independents: 31 percent thought McCain would do a better job, 19 percent said Obama would, 12 percent said “both” but the highest number – 36 percent – said “neither.”